wudidiz Published on Oct 19, 2013
(Max) Blumenthal explained how The New York Times commissioned the 11-minute video, but after the paper’s editors saw it, refused to publish it: “I was asked to submit something by The New York Times op docs, a new section on the website that published short video documentaries. I am known for short video documentaries about the right wing in the US, and extremism in Israel. They solicited a video from me, and when I didn’t produce it in time, they called me for it, saying they wanted it. So I sent them a video I produced with my colleague, David Sheen, an Israeli journalist who is covering the situation of non-Jewish Africans in Israel more extensively than any journalist in the world. We put together some shocking footage of pogroms against African communities in Tel Aviv, and interviews with human rights activists. I thought it was a well-done documentary about a situation very few Americans were familiar with. We included analysis. We tailored it to their style, and of course it was rejected without an explanation after being solicited. I sent it to some other major websites and they have not even responded to me, when they had often solicited articles from me in the past. Blumenthal, author of the bestselling and widely promoted 2009 book Republican Gomorrah, also spoke about the difficulty he has had getting any mainstream media attention for his new book Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. Just like this video, Blumenthal’s new book offers an unflinching look at the racist reality of Israel that America’s establishment media simply does not have the guts to confront.” ~ Max Blumenthal
Israel Cranks Up the PR Machine
It’s deploying all its resources to fight the growing world movement against the occupation.
Good God Man, what a horrible place!
And the horrible plight of the Palestinians isn’t even mentioned in this film. The vast concentration camp built for these poor, desperate refugees from all over Africa – and those who dare support them – is, however.
Saw a sign the other day that asked why if apartheid was not ok in South Africa and other places, why was it ok in Israel?
Good question. The people in the video, both citizens in the streets and the politicians and clerics all seem so vicious.
Wow. Just wow. They actually put a fright in me. Despicable, hateful racist pigs. And dangerous, too, I’d venture.
Sorry all, I am a bit speechless and I would ramble if I were to go on at the moment, but I will advocate ceasing all aid, financial and otherwise – immediately – and perhaps the preemptive destruction of the notorious Dimona facility might be a good idea.
I am ashamed to even see this action from the Jews. These people are spouting extremely racist and derogatory terms around like it’s their job. The nations leaders are doing the same and actually helping the cause! And our gov’t supports this? I surely don’t. They even built an “Accommodation” camp to house their problems. Can anyone say FEMA camps? What they are doing is the worst crime against humanity. Treating other humans like they are beneath them.
Well I’ll tell you what. They are no better than the rest of the idiots around them. To have such hostility and animosity towards a group of people who are seeking refuge, makes me sick. Makes me enraged to know that our own gov’t has such a love affair with that nation of imbeciles.
To see the Israel gov’t condone such activity further fuels my fire.
Pathetic to the fullest.