The New Zealand Herald has impressed me recently with some real news articles that cover aspects of UN resolution 2334 and provide balance to the topic. While we have been discussing the issue for weeks now on Whaleoil it is good to see that one mainstream media organisation at least has made an attempt to do the same. We need more of this kind of news and less of this sort.
Here is a selection of a few interesting excerpts from the various articles that the New Zealand Herald have published so far:
…Whatever you think of Israeli policies and whether you think taking them to the UNSC was the right thing to do or not, coverage of resolution 2334 – which names only Israel for a lack of peace and makes specific demands only of the Jewish state – has been a catalyst for “the oldest hatred”.
Comments like “The gas chamber myth has been totally debunked …” and “Should of wiped them all off the planet 75 years ago and problem solved …”, for example, have been made recently by New Zealanders on Facebook…
Israel’s right to defend its democracy
The Talking Point by Malcolm Eves on Thursday was flawed with inaccuracies.
Israel is not a rogue state but a true democracy.
She is not responsible for the “merciless slaughter” of Palestinians – Palestinian leaders who incite their people against Israel are.
In defending herself, if innocent civilians are deliberately put in the way of the firing line by irresponsible Palestinian leaders (Hamas in Gaza), then the shame is on Palestinian leaders, not Israel…