The media war Israel isn’t fighting

Israel has made itself defenseless, says Melanie Phillips, regarding their absence in the war on ideas. In the video below she gives an excellent analysis of Western media (British) and how none of them tell the truth of what’s going on in the Middle East, and how Israel has ignored their place in providing an alternative dialogue:

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  • Anonymous

    BRILLIANT!!

  • Anonymous

    I liked what she said at the end.

    • which part…about people being afraid of losing careers over the truth?

      • Anonymous

        “Pathology a kind of madness, are simply impervious to reason and facts” in the beginning is great too. It is a form of MADNESS. It is not a joke to say liberalism is a disease, just as islam is a disease.

        Yes, along about the 8:08 mark where she talks about losing friends, livelihood, right wing, etc.

  • Anonymous

    Israel has to bridge the divide within their own people’s to decide that it is not GUILTY of existing. I contend that many liberal jews especially politicians here that if they just go along to survive for another day, they will. They HAVE to get past the guilt that their enemies have propogated on them. I do agree that as soon as they get past that, their survival will never be argued!!!

  • Anonymous

    By near the end, when she tries to drive the point home about the Arab side not wanting peace, wanting Israel to be gone.. she looks like a couple of other folks I know, including myself, who wish we could take a brick and knock them in the head until they get it. I do like her, and appreciate everything she said. And yes, I agree with 22227, I like the bit at the end too, saying there is nothing “right wing” about standing up for truth against lies…justice against injustice… I hope many people see this. Thanks Scoop for putting it up.

  • Anonymous

    By near the end, when she tries to drive the point home about the Arab side not wanting peace, wanting Israel to be gone.. she looks like a couple of other folks I know, including myself, who wish we could take a brick and knock them in the head until they get it. I do like her, and appreciate everything she said. And yes, I agree with 22227, I like the bit at the end too, saying there is nothing “right wing” about standing up for truth against lies…justice against injustice… I hope many people see this. Thanks Scoop for putting it up.

  • Anonymous

    Good observation but even she seems to be underestimating the depth and seriousness of it on a global scale.

    Without fully coordinated collusion from a deceitful Western media, all of the “money, thought, intelligence and shrewdness” which she accurately concedes to Islamist lies and propaganda, would have fallen empty against the truth.

    That same media actively participates to hide, discredit and shout over any truth from Israel or Israel’s supporters.

    It is not just Israel. This not simply state run media like Pravda This is far worse. Their omissions, lies and collusion now have the power to start wars, topple governments, wreck economies, cripple the church, and destroy lives. It is global. America and our Constitutioin is the end game – be certain of that.

    Turn off the media. Spread the truth to all who will listen. Our freedom quite literally is at stake.

  • Jack B. Erhart

    There is a much greater purpose being fulfilled in all of this that most media folks and intellectuals are missing, but that’s a completely different subject.

    The deceit and lie has been going on for a very long time, but the truth will be revealed very soon. One just doesn’t want to be caught on the wrong side of it when it comes down.

    • Anonymous

      I believe I know what you’re suggesting!

  • blackbird

    Thank you for posting this video of Mrs. Phillips, I agree with her also I would like to say a big thanks to the good folks here that run the site, the contributors and the users posting, you all are appreciated very much, thanks again.

  • Anonymous

    Melanie Phillips is another example of the fact that women seem to be leading the effort to wake people to the dangers we face. She is the one who brought the term “Londinistan” (the title of her book on the subject) into the print media. I think she also did that with “Eurabia.”

    She’s been at the front on this for many years. For her efforts, she was labeled a crank and an extremist by many people on the “right.”

    The few Republicans who still think women just aren’t qualified to lead need to wake up. With some amazing exceptions, here and there (Jim DeMint, Geet Wilders, for example), it is women who have done the work the men should have been doing.

    • Anonymous

      Well, living down the street from Dearbornistan, I’ve been well aware of the threat, for years. Still, though, I’m glad she’s one of the people forefronting in this Paul Revere-type effort to warn the American public, and the world, of the threat of islam. (Notice I didn’t say “militant” islam; that’s because I consider all islam an existential threat, and agree with LTC West, when he said that muslim terrorists aren’t aberrations, but people doing exactly what that accursed book tells them to do.)

      [“islam” and “muslim” spelled in lower case to emphasize my utter and complete contempt for pagan devil worshippers.]

  • Anonymous

    media wars are fought in America and even those are only recent as we have been misled for decades by the press. Israelis know what they believe in and what they are fighting for as it lives in thier back yard. Some American jews have been apart of the brainwashing machine we call the left leaning press as they believe in the same collective salvation as our current President has preached.

  • Anonymous

    Scoop… good stuff… thanks for this tying up loose ends by bringing the existential threat full circle by covering the Euro situation a bit with this clip.

    Phillips, of course, is correct. Being labeled “right wing” is the kiss-of-death to one’s career in Britain or Europe. What the Euro-left do further is to call them “far-right”… the nail in the coffin after the kiss-of-death.

    Phillips again is correct that the left deals in ideas… a concept ignored by the right simply because the right deals in living life… dealing with ideas underpinned by facts… something the left is incapable of. That’s why liberals can fall for the idiocy of “hope and change” as an “idea” ignoring the reality of facts.

  • Anonymous

    she suggests that Israel should discuss and convince the European that it should exist, Israel nor any other country need to convince anyone its existence. for the sake of multiculturalism and left wing ideology Europeans will always side with the Palestinians, this battle is lost for Israel before it began.

    • Anonymous

      Now… after decades of the palestinianization of policy and popular thought in Europe, you may be right, Dodli, but Phillips point is that there is just no alternative to the regular press in Britain or Europe airing the facts of the Israeli/palestinian situation. That’s why it’s lost… and yes Israel must convince others of its right to exist. Why? Because the policy of elites and the direction of fellow travelers in Europe has been built around the campaign of “delegitimization”. The left and activists groups have been doing this for decades with the willing compliance of the Euro media. Should a nation have to justify it’s right to exist? No! But that’s where it is at now. But unless there is a massive social shift in thinking in Europe … it’s hopeless.

      • Anonymous

        They are warming up on little satan. The approach pattern is now aimed directly at big satan.

        Look at the dialog in America. We now have multiple generations shaped by this same press and their cohorts in a debased public and private school system. America, don’cha know, is to blame for all of the problems in the world. Our wealth comes not from liberty, the virtues of capital, and a Constitutional Republic, it comes from our imperialistic theft of other country’s resources. We have no right to protect our sovereignty, we must open our borders and share our wealth to atone for our sins and greed.

        I do not think I am exaggerating here.

        We must stand with Israel. Our fates are inextricable.

      • Anonymous

        I disagree, Israel should not be part of any discussion about it right to exist, no matter how strong or right their arguments will be they will always loose the media and public opinion battle, and the result could be hazardous for Israel.
        imo it doesn’t matter what Europeans think about Israel or US, Europeans won’t have to live with the consequences of the implementation of their ideas.

        • Anonymous

          I disagree with your “disagree”. But you are right… Israel will lose the media battle. It’s not about negotiating their right to exist… Phillips makes the point that the opportunity to correct the record has been missed… meaning that the history of the region has been so distorted and slanted toward the palestinian narrative, and there are now no critical mass of journalists and elites able to carry the ball on behalf of Israel. And that’s a damnable shame for sure. Only God can make this right… and He will.

          “it doesn’t matter what Europeans think about Israel or US, Europeans won’t have to live with the consequences of the implementation of their ideas.”… Oh yes they will! They are living with Islamization right now and are at a loss what to do about it.

  • Anonymous

    What Phillips doesn’t say is that when people hear the term “right wing” they automatically think of the infamous “right wing Christian conservative” faction. That’s what makes all liberals anti-Semites. Their hatred of Christianity is born of their indoctrination in the “fact” that Christianity is the worst ill ever spread in the history of mankind and has killed more people throughout history than any other ideology. Communism has actually killed more people, but liberals don’t care about facts.

    Unfortunately, Christians often reinforce the notion that the only reason they support Israel is because they believe the modern day existence of Israel is a harbinger of the Second Coming and they look forward to the day when He will pass judgment on all the heathens who refuse to accept Him. It’s pretty sick. But that’s why so many people have an aversion to conservatives and conservatism. All it takes is one blog post written by a Christian who can’t wait for the End of Days and you never forget it.

    If only those of you who really did believe it understood what damage you do to the cause you’d wise up and keep quiet when it comes to politics. Wish for Armageddon after the next election.

  • Anonymous

    What Phillips doesn’t say is that when people hear the term “right wing” they automatically think of the infamous “right wing Christian conservative” faction. That’s what makes all liberals anti-Semites. Their hatred of Christianity is born of their indoctrination in the “fact” that Christianity is the worst ill ever spread in the history of mankind and has killed more people throughout history than any other ideology. Communism has actually killed more people, but liberals don’t care about facts.

    Unfortunately, Christians often reinforce the notion that the only reason they support Israel is because they believe the modern day existence of Israel is a harbinger of the Second Coming and they look forward to the day when He will pass judgment on all the heathens who refuse to accept Him. It’s pretty sick. But that’s why so many people have an aversion to conservatives and conservatism. All it takes is one blog post written by a Christian who can’t wait for the End of Days and you never forget it.

    If only those of you who really did believe it understood what damage you do to the cause you’d wise up and keep quiet when it comes to politics. Wish for Armageddon after the next election.

    • Anonymous

      I am one who believes in the end times, and by the signs He tells us, shows Jesus will be coming soon. However, and I have talked about this before, nothing I say or do (or anyone elses for that matter) will make it come any faster. I love Israel, yes, because my faith in God- that He gave the land to people He chose for His own. I believe in His Word when He says He will bless those who bless them, and curse those which curse them. Many people confuse the fact about Christians who take the end times seriously, and believe for some reason we want to see destruction and judgement. I don’t know any Bible believing Christian who wants that. What we do long for is Jesus to come and take His rightful place as Lord and King, to be the Righteous ruler the way it was intended before the fall.
      Many other people believe in the replacement theory, which means the church has replaced Israel as God’s chosen, but again, anyone who trusts in the Bible knows that God in His timing is bringing His people back to Him. We are seeing that happen now. Israel is a miracle, in that the people have been scattered throughout the world, persecuted unmercifully and murdered for centuries, yet the people, and now the nation survives. It is ONLY because of God.
      For those who don’t believe in the Bible, my argument for defending Israel is the fact that Israel is one of the tiniest countries in the world, at barely 30 miles across at her widest. Arab lands which surrounds her encompass millions of square miles to Israel’s few thousand. Historical evidence shows absolute proof of the Jewish Israeli roots in the land. No other nation, not America or anyone else has the right to tell these people what they can do with their land, or to move borders. It seems the world has been intent in bullying Israel and only Israel- and it, for even just that reason, is not right.

    • Anonymous

      You know Jaynie… the people I hear most making a fuss about Armageddon are the Liberals who can’t stop talking about it while beating Christians over the head with it. They hear one sad-assed vision of Armageddon from an evangelical, or (more likely) have heard second hand via HuffPost and their presumption leaves them with delusion that they have these Christians all sized up.

      And God forbid that Christians would support Jews and Israel and live up to New Testament theology finally after eighteen hundred years. It was a long time coming, but the effects of the Reformation did finally bear some fruit, even if Luther himself missed the boat on this “Jewish” thing. Christians supporting Israel is cardinal sin against the liberal world view. What more trouble can those damn Christians cause now? They should stick their noses out of politics, shouldn’t they?

      A good dose of Biblical Christianity is the perfect antidote to the horrors Islam and the liberal/left is imposing on the West.