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Wash. Post, NY Times furious at Romney for demolishing their false Israeli-Palestinian narrative
American thinker ^ | 7/31/12 | Leo Rennert

Posted on 07/31/2012 10:14:15 AM PDT by Nachum

With headlines blazing and printer's ink aplenty, the Washington Post and the New York Times turned downright apoplectic about Mitt Romney's comment in Jerusalem that differences in "culture" are the key to Israel greatly outpacing the Palestinian territories in economic performance.

"Romney angers Palestinians with remarks on economy," reads a six-page headline in the Post. "With Jerusalem Comment, Romney Raises Sparks," blares a six-column headline in the Times.

The headlines are a tip-off that these two papers deem Romney's remark an unpardonable affront to their own narratives of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

For years, they have blamed Israel for prolonging the conflict with the Palestinians and here comes Romney with one well-chosen word demolishing their basic thesis - that Israel is at fault for not making greater concessions, for refusing to divide Jerusalem, for expanding settlements. Take your pick. But avert your eyes from any Palestinian transgressions.

Romney turns this Post/Times premise upside down and squarely puts the onus on the Palestinians -- that they have demonstrated "cultural" propensities that foul their own nest.

Such as being governed by a kleptocracy under the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and a theocratic terrorist regime in Gaza. Such as failing to empower women and such as trampling over basic human rights in suppressing Hamas adherents in the West Bank and Fatah members in Gaza.

None of this, of course, graces the pages of the Post and the Times, which instead seek to parry Romney's remark about "cultural" impediments on the Palestinian side by blaming Israel for limiting trade with roadblocks and checkpoints in the West Bank and a blockade of Hamas-governed Gaza.

But that's confusing cause and effect. Neither the Post nor the Times acknowledges that such Israeli restrictions are the effect of another key component of Palestinian "culture" --

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaza; israelipalestinian; liberalmedia; narrative; romney; romney2012; romneyvisit

1 posted on 07/31/2012 10:14:20 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

As a result of this you will see video and pictures of thousands of male Palestinians out protesting...instead of at a job working.


2 posted on 07/31/2012 10:22:15 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Nachum

Compare the number of Jews receiving awards and recognition for advances in the sciences, medicine, and arts. This tiny population is represented in such advances an order of magnitude greater than their representation in the general world population.
Jews, Arabs, Nobel Prize The Global Islamic population is approximately 2,000,000,000 or 33% of the world’s population. They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature: 1988 - Najib Mahfooz

Peace: 1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat 1994 - Yaser Arafat: 1990 - Elias James Corey 1999 - Ahmed Zewai

Economics: (zero)

Physics: (zero)

Medicine: 1960 - Peter Brian Medawar 1998 - Ferid Mourad

TOTAL: SEVEN

HOWEVER:

The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000, or about 0.02% of the world’s population.

They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

Literature: 1910 - Paul Heyse 1927 - Henri Bergson 1958 - Boris Pa sternak 1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon 1966 - Nelly Sachs 1976 - Saul Bellow 1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer 1981 - Elias Canetti 1987 - Joseph Brodsky 1991 - Nadine Gordimer World

Peace: 1911 - Alfred Fried 1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser 1968 - Rene Cassin 1973 - Henry Kissinger 1978 - Menachem Begin 1986 - Elie Wiesel 1994 - Shimon Peres 1994 - Yitzhak Rabin

Physics: 1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer 1906 - Henri Moissan 1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson 1908 - Gabriel Lippmann 1910 - Otto Wallach 1915 - Richard Willstaetter 1918 - Fritz Haber 1921 - Albert Einstein 1922 - Niels Bohr 1925 - James Franck 1925 - Gustav Hertz 1943 - Gustav Stern 1943 - George Charles de Hevesy 1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi 1952 - Felix Bloch 1954 - Max Born 1958 - Igor Tamm 1959 - Emilio Segre 1960 - Donald A. Glaser 1961 - Robert Hofstadter 1961 - Melvin Calvin 1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau 1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz 1965 - Richard Phil lips Feynman 1965 - Julian Schwinger 1969 - Murray Gell-Mann 1971 - Dennis Gabor 1972 - William Howard Stein 1973 - Brian David Joseph son 1975 - Benjamin Mottleson 1976 - Burton Richter 1977 - Ilya Prigogine 1978 - Arno Allan Penzias 1978 - Peter L Kapitza 1979 - Stephen Weinberg 1979 - Sheldon Glashow 1979 - Herbert Charles Brown 1980 - Paul Berg 1980 - Walter Gilbert 1981 - Roald Hoffmann 1982 - Aaron Klug 1985 - Albert A. Hauptman 1985 - Jerome Karle 1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach 1988 - Robert Huber 1988 - Leon Lederman 1988 - Melvin Schwartz 1988 - Jack Steinberger 1989 - Sidney Altman 1990 - Jerome Friedman 1992 - Rudolph Marcus 1995 - Martin Perl 2000 - Alan J. Heeger

Economics: 1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson 1971 - Simon Kuznets 1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow 1975 - Leonid Kantorovich 1976 - Mil ton Friedman 1978 - Herb ert A. Simon 1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein 1985 - Franco Modigliani 1987 - Robert M. Solow 1990 - Harry Markowitz 1 990 - Merton Miller 199220- Gary Becker 1993 - Robert Fogel

Medicine: 1908 - Elie Metchnikoff 1908 - Paul Erlich 1914 - Robert Barany 1922 - Otto Meyerhof 1930 - Karl Landsteiner 1931 - Otto Warburg 1936 - Otto Loewi 1944 - Joseph Erlanger 1944 - Herb ert Spencer Gasser 1945 - Ernst Boris Chain 1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller 1950 - Tadeus Reichstein 1952 - Selman Abra ham Waksman 1953 - Hans Krebs 1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann 1958 - Joshua Lederberg 1959 - Arthur Kornberg 1964 - Konrad Bloch 1965 - Francois Jacob 1965 - Andre Lwoff 1967 - George Wald 1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg 1969 - Salvador Luria 1970 - Julius Axelrod 1970 - Sir Bernard Katz 1972 - Gerald Maurice Ed elman 1975 - Howard Martin Temin 1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg 1977 - Roselyn Sussman Yalow 1978 - Daniel Nathans 1980 - Baruj Benacerraf 1984 - Cesar Milstein 1985 - Michael Stuart Brown 1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein 1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini] 1988 - Gertrude Elion 1989 - Harold Varmus 1991 - Erwin Neher 1991 - Bert Sakmann 1993 - Richard J. Roberts 1993 - Phillip Sharp 1994 - Alfred Gilman 1995 - Ed ward B. Lewis

TOTAL: 129

The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims!

The Jews don’t hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves upin German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew that has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew that protests by killing people.

The Jews don’t traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

Perhaps the world’s Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

Muslims must ask ‘what can they do for humankind’ before they demand that humankind respects them!!

Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel ‘s part, the following two sentences really say it all:

‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel’ -Benjamin Netanyahu


3 posted on 07/31/2012 10:24:03 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And God forgive me for what I must do in November.))
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To: NurdlyPeon

‘If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel’ -Benjamin Netanyahu


Truer words seldom spoken.


4 posted on 07/31/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Nachum
I watched the opening of the Olympics and on the countries entering the arena alphabetically, it came to Palestine. Got out my giant atlas and there is no country of Palestine. I knew this going in but just had to find proof of it. Palestine is not a country yet, was in the parade as a country. Another case of the media fooling with the public mind to their political ideals.
5 posted on 07/31/2012 10:39:37 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Nachum

If Romney is pissing off the left, I then like him even better. Hopefully he continues to PO them when he’s president.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 10:41:29 AM PDT by Lucky2 (Obama, puppet for the progressives, communists, socialists and pukes.)
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To: Chipper

I could never understand the demand that the king rat of the occupants of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip be regarded as the equivalent of the Israelis in negotiations.

Never actually elected, any of the fake election only resulting in two or more armed camps each disputing the right of the other armed camps to represent - something. Certainly nothing to do with the actual residents of these two benighted zones.

The fact is, denials and charges of “racism” aside, the bunch that populate most of the West Bank and Gaza Strip are pretty much a bunch of beggars with no known work ethic, and no aspirations beyond avoiding punishment by their immediate “betters”, who look upon them with scorn, and are as likely to deliver a kick at their heads as cast a few coins into their begging cups. And that is just the males.

The females among this horde are among the most despised, ridiculed and maltreated of any in the world outside Afghanistan, and for much the same reason - they are subject to Shar’ia law, and there is not one accursed thing they can do about it.

There is no charity, no empathy, no shared aspirations among these people, they are hopelessly trapped by the very mindset in which they are mired. There is no ethic here for accumulated capital to be put to use in the benefit of making life even the least bit easier for all involved.


7 posted on 07/31/2012 10:41:46 AM PDT by alloysteel (Voter suppression is needed now more than ever. Only, whom shall be suppressed?)
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To: NurdlyPeon

” If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel “ -Benjamin Netanyahu

Perfect!


8 posted on 07/31/2012 10:43:16 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Nachum

islam is NOT the answer. It is the cause of a predominant amount of grief in the world, both to its adherents and everyone else.


9 posted on 07/31/2012 10:47:06 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Nachum
Not a Romney fan (holding my nose and voting for him though...) but I have to say, this was BRILLIANT on Romney's part.

With one statement he fully exposed the hatred of the left wing liberal media towards Israel, and their real agenda.

: Well done.

10 posted on 07/31/2012 10:52:24 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Nachum

I’ve been to Isreal, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are alive and vibrant. I could see the other side of the wall from the expressway i.e. the west bank. It’ looks like a slum.


11 posted on 07/31/2012 11:03:03 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Nachum

I had CNN on last evening with no volume. It looked like they were having whole herds of cows over his remarks. Complete with an outraged Palestinian spokeswoman whine specialist.


12 posted on 07/31/2012 11:04:56 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: NurdlyPeon

Item ** Jews ** Muslims ** Jew/Muslim %
Nobel Prizes ** 129 ** 7 ** 1843%
Population ** 14,000,000 ** 2,000,000,000 ** 1%
Nobels / Population ** 0.00092143% ** 0.00000035% ** 263265%

What this says is that

1) Jewish Nobel Prize Winners outnumber Muslim Nobel Prize Winners by 1,843% (18 times)
2) Muslims outnumber Jews in world population by 142 times
3) The odds of a Jew winning a Nobel Prize are 263,265% better than the odds of a Muslim winning a Nobel Prize.

And that’s before you start subtracting Nobel Prizes for “Peace” to lifelong terrorists like Arafat.


13 posted on 07/31/2012 11:05:11 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Nachum

Everything I needed to know and understand about the palentinian vermin I learned when they were given vast green houses that would have fed many palestinians.
All in working order when due to treaty them Jews were forced to abandon them.
Stoopid palestinians scavanged evertything and pawned it.


14 posted on 07/31/2012 11:05:46 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: cotton1706

” i.e. the west bank. It’ looks like a slum.”

And unnecessarily so. The Arab population has been given huge amounts of aid. If they would spend their time teaching their youth how to make money instead of war, it would be a paradise.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 11:26:56 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: NurdlyPeon

I believe you mixed up being Arab and being Muslim. They’re not identical as the biggest Islamic country in term of population is not even in middle east. A Pakistani Muslim has won a Nobel Prize in physics: Abdus Salam. Meanwhile, Elias James Corey is a Lebanese but he’s a Christian.


16 posted on 07/31/2012 11:32:37 AM PDT by paudio (OTP: Why do people want to rehire a mechanic who clearly only made their car worse than before?)
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To: Nachum

There is no such thing as a Palestinian. They were CREATED by the Romans around 139 AD after they destroyed Israel. They had another name given to Jerusalem, however it would not stick and people continued to call the city Jerusalem.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 11:36:38 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (You can almost hear the footsteps of Jesus. He is right at the door!)
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To: Chipper

You mean like OWSers here.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 11:40:48 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Joe Boucher

“Stoopid palestinians scavanged evertything and pawned it.”

So, if I’m reading this correctly, you’re saying that the Palestinians are pretty much like our own Son’s (and daughters) of Bammy?

Also like Holder’s people.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 1:01:46 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: Nachum

I just hope that Mitt can continue to disavow so-called “political correctness” by his actions.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 1:45:51 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: History Repeats

Hate to say it but yeah, pretty much.
Both are parasites as a whole that rely on assistance for subsistance.
Only difference is the group writing the welfare checks, U.N. or U.S. gub mint.


21 posted on 07/31/2012 3:27:54 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: paudio
A Pakistani Muslim has won a Nobel Prize in physics: Abdus Salam. Meanwhile, Elias James Corey is a Lebanese but he’s a Christian.

Totally meaningless.

I expect to be corrrected with proof if I am wrong about the following...

Not a single Nobel Prize in real science or medicine has ever been awarded to a muslim while performing the research and achievement in an officially Muslim country.

Not a single one.

Just name one Nobel Prize Winner from any member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.*
Every muslim Prize Winner ever (all 3 or 4 of them) have earned their prize in an infidel decadent Western country.

*The koranimals keep changing the name of their satanic organization in the hope that no one notices that it is the same, tired, Muslim Mass Murdering useless cancer on the civilized world.

22 posted on 07/31/2012 11:11:20 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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