Arabs Blackout Israel at Olympics
By Micah Halpern
Sunday July 29, 2012
I've Been Thinking:
The Olympic Games - symbol of peace and global interaction, a series of events that inspire national pride and true, literal, global warming.
Every country broadcast Friday's opening ceremony with great pomp and circumstance.
When the Israeli delegation came out and took their place in the opening night procession, Al Jazeera went silent.
The great detail that Al Jazeera had been using to describe and bring to life all the other delegations stopped short. The last words said by the commentators before they went silent were: "They do not deserve it." Translation: Israel does not deserve this place of respect in the community of nations.
Al Jazeera is broadcast from Qatar. It is the closest thing to an independent Arabic network. But in truth it is not independent. In truth, Al Jazeera broadcasts or in this case goes silent and chooses not to broadcast in order to perpetuate the great lie about Israel and to permeate hatred.
With or without Al Jazeera's coverage of Israel's participation, the Games go on.
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