Sunday, May 25, 2014

Missing in Action

There were two major stories covered by US major media and BBC but not even mentioned on

On May 25th, Pope Francis stopped on his way through Bethlehem to pray beside the Israeli-built wall that bisects the city. This was a subtle criticism of Israel's building of this travesty. It warranted international and CBC attention.

A few days earlier films were taken of Israeli soldiers intentionally shooting to death two unarmed, unthreatening Palestinian teenagers. This is not unusual, but it is usually not caught on film. This is proof of Israel's brutality to the occupied people of Palestine, and warranted media attention.

Why did CBC not think these two events were news-worthy? Is it fear of offending Canada's disgusting Prime Minister who blesses Israel repeatedly, regardless of how disgusting their behaviour.

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