Haaretz geldt als een gerenommeerde Israelische krant, en is voor veel vooral Israel kritische mensen de enige Israelische krant die ze lezen. Dat juist op o.a. de facebookpagina van deze krant zoveel antisemitische reacties zijn te vinden geeft dan ook zeer te denken. Ik neem zonder meer aan dat de moderatoren daar net zozeer van gruwen als ik, maar kan vervolgens niet begrijpen dat deze reacties niet worden verwijderd, of, gezien de hoeveelheid van dergelijke reacties, de instellingen worden gewijzigd zodat een moderator van tevoren de reacties moet goedkeuren.
The Internet can be a very dark place. Where very dark people can post their very dark comments in the darkest parts of cyberspace. The other day I was browsing the internets when I saw people making comments such as these:
“Israelis don’t deserve human rights.”
“The TRUTH is the thieving murdering lying Zionist Jew’s (sic) have been crying “six million” of them were the victim of a holocaust in the early 1920’s long before Adolf Hitler came to power”
“The JEWISH communist Genrick Yagoda ordered up to 60 million Christian Russians to their deaths. That is the real Holocaust of the twentieth century.”
“Sixty six years ago the zionist Jews of israel started ethnic cleansing of palestine, and still continuing today, every day”
Dig further and you’ll find classic antisemitism of all kinds. From Elders of Ziyon references to Khazer crackpots and whatever they heard about the evil, feared hated messenger of the devil himself, The Jew.
So, you ask. Why are you even visiting sites that spew this kind of filth?
The answer is because this is the site I am visiting:
That’s right. Israeli newspaper, born right in Jerusalem one year prior to the beginning of the British Mandate created to spread “The News of the Land” has now, by its own doing, become a meeting ground for Holocaust deniers, Jew haters and Anti-Israel conspiracy whack-jobs the world over.
By simply posting links to a couple of historical pieces about the Holocaust with no political commentary, Haaretz’s English Facebook page has assembled for all to see a collection of the worst kind of filth of humankind. But it’s not the Haaretz piece that is antisemitic. It is about history. But the newspaper’s central reader base and possible target market know what to do.
In part 1, in the off-off-off-off-chance Haaretz decides some comment are too antisemitic for their liking, of course has the classic comparisons of the Holocaust to Gaza, claiming the Holocaust “only” killed 250,000 Jews, theories on where Israelis really came from and claiming Israelis just bring up the Holocaust to “defend” what Israel is now “doing”.
Part 2 had a bit of a theme going in the comments:
These were not hand-picked comments. This is an actual screenshot of what appeared in order. 7/10 comments feel it necessary to claim Gaza is the Holocaust.
Readership in Israel is understandably low. So it’s clear the paper’s business model is:
– Phase 1: Be an Israeli newspaper.
– Phase 2: Be anti-Israel
– Phase 3: Profit.
This kind of material has 0 place in Israeli society. Haaretz, a once vibrant, informative,newspaper has become nothing but a hotbed of anti-semitism inviting the worst Jew haters under the guise of “See? They’re Israeli and they are anti-Israel, so they MUST be right!”
They’re the Neturei Karta of journalism.