Friday, April 27, 2007

How the Media Twists the News and Thwarts Democracy

Would you participate in an act of overthrowing Israel's government?

Overthrowing.

Netanyahu: Anglos should help overthrow government

Opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu called upon English-speaking Israelis on Thursday to take action to overthrow Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government.

Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Likud's new Anglo division at the party's Tel Aviv headquarters, Netanyahu said that immigrants from English-speaking countries brought new ideas, dynamism and dedication to Israel.

"There's a tradition of activism in the English-speaking countries that's deeply embedded in you," Netanyahu told a packed audience. "If you are activists, what you need to do now is to act to bring about new elections to replace this government."



Well, first of all, it misquoted him according to the story itself. Bibi said "replace" by "bringing about new elections". That's not overthrowing.

What is overthrowing, as any dictionary search will inform you is:

To bring about the downfall or destruction of, especially by force or concerted action: a plot to overthrow the government. or the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force) or a change in government, often achieved by force or through a coup.

More than that, Bibi was asking people to get involved in a political process by joining a party, not an underground.

Does Gil Hoffman have something personal or ideological against Bibi? Does David Horowitz? Does the Jerusalem Post?

2 comments:

Jerusalem Joe said...

That would be a yes yes and yes.

YMedad said...

Oh no.