Elder of Ziyon is scherp als altijd. Hier weer een Iraanse leugen ontmaskerd. Het werd, en dat is opmerkelijk, door een Iraanse blogger ontdekt die het Iraanse nieuwsstation dat het verhaal bracht, op de fout wees. Helaas hebben andere nieuwssites het overgenomen en daar is het nog gewoon te lezen.
Last month there was a Ha'aretz article:
Women go on sale at Tel Aviv shopping centerThis was a nice publicity stunt to get an important message across.
But in Iran, they used the article to claim that women really were being literally sold in Israeli stores.
Rajanews, saying it was quoting Ha'aretz, wrote
In an evident case of promoting indecency and moral corruption in Zionist society, women are displayed for sale in Israel's chain stores According to Haaretz, each woman has a label that includes her age, weight, dimensions and country of origin. Following pictures shed some light on modern slavery in Israel, the country which claims to be a democracy.
A blogger in Mideast Youth named Mohammad Memarian noticed the deception and contacted Rajanews, which took down the article (you can still find it cached here.) But by that time, other Iranian news sites had picked up on the story, and those sites still show the false story today.
As Memarian wrote,
Given the frank, unambiguous article published in Haaretz, I can hardly imagine that this case could be a simple misunderstanding. Rather, it's fair to believe that the original news editor/translator distorted the story, assuming that no one would ever dare to find the truth. Such a bitter fact that awkward distortion of the truth is still considered a suitable instrument to manipulate the minds of the audience.He then goes on to say "Unfortunately, the same point arguably applies to the Israeli side as well" which is largely false, showing that even the most enlightened Iranian doesn't know anything about how Israelis really think.
Even so, all credit to Memarian for noticing and acting on the falsehood.
(h/t Israelity blog)