The Intensity of Propagation and Gramscian "Hegemony" of the Al-Durah Hoax Deceive Even Those of Good Will
The iconic image of the terrified child crouching behind his father helped sway world opinion against the Jewish state and fueled the last Intifada.If we actually look at the film we see that the boy is crouching in front of his father. The father is next to the wall. The boy is more exposed than the father is to shooting coming from anywhere on a 180 degree arc [that is, within a semi-circle] based on the outermost point of the barrel and on a vertical plane parallel to the wall. This mistake by even a fair-minded observer shows how the myth created by Gaza Arab cameraman Talal Abu Rahma, by France2 correspondent Charles Enderlin, and by countless Islamic jihadist and pro-Arab Western propagandists ["journalists"] has the power to cause the highly visible empirical fact that the boy crouches in front of his father to be overlooked in the general gestalt view that the saintly father was trying to protect his martyred son. If anything, the boy is shielding his father. Here we have more testimony to the power of suggestion in a situation of ongoing indoctrination and emotion.
for more on the al-Durah Hoax or l'Affaire al-Dourah, see the foregoing post.
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Coming: the anti-Jewish racism of the "peace process," more on Zionist activists and other Jews in the Armenian genocide, propaganda, peace follies, Condi Rice's anti-Israel Bigotry, etc.