Letter to Haaretz on publishing misinformation about Iran
To the Editor,
Re: “IDF retrieves bodies of four tank soldiers
killed in south Lebanon”
By Amos Harel and Jack Khourey – 14 July 2006
It is disturbing to see your site
boldly, and in bold, propagate misinformation about Hezbollah’s intentions to
transfer captured Israeli soldiers to Iran in an effort to broaden the conflict in the
Middle East. Haaretz has always enjoyed relative impartiality, but it
seems that it may have undergone some changes. Indeed, the world is witness to the
brazen reality that words voiced in Israel are simultaneously expressed by the
US President with the same
intended result, to harm Iran, and in the process, Syria.
The same concrete intelligence that
claimed thousands of innocent lives, will no doubt conjure up plans to transfer
soldiers to Iran – giving
Israel the pretext to attack
Iran. Having rendered the United Nations
Security Council completely impotent with its veto yielding vote, the Bush
Administration has given Israel a ‘Carte Blanche’ to attack,
terrorize, and commit genocide at will.
The world is immobilized either in stupor, or they are bullied and or
bribed into silence, including the Security Council
It is unconscionable to involve yet
another country in this conflict. I
urge you to reconsider giving a platform to the likes of Gideon
Meir. As the famous philanthropist
George Soros stated in an interview with America’s
National Public Radio, the media is a far more powerful vehicle for shaping the
minds of the people. The
circulation which your paper enjoys can move your country towards peace in the
Middle-East instead of yet another war.
Your country may enjoy the backing of the US, but each US veto will bring
with it more hatred, condemnation, and eventually, as the US’s declining
hegemony is no longer in a position to defend Israel, strong as it may be, it
will face its enemies without a friend.
what I am asking is to refrain from publishing what is not true. Iran, in its precarious position,
would not embark on political suicide.
The Israeli government on the other hand, would embark on an attack that
has been contemplated. For the sake
of peace and humanity, don’t be their war trumpet.
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