Tabitha Korol
July 24, 2012
All things considered, except truth
By Tabitha Korol

Once again, NPR lives up to its initials, Notorious for Palestinian Revisionism, as reporter Lourdes Garcia-Navarro again uses "All Things Considered" to consider the many ways to vilify Israel. In keeping with her past perversions , in "Violence against the Palestinians in the West Bank is Up," she announces the Palestinians' claims of increased attacks by Israeli settlers, although statistics show the opposite is true. The pro-Palestinian news, B'Tselem, verifies that nine times more Jewish civilians were murdered by Palestinians in the West Bank than the reverse. Further, of 50 Palestinian Arabs killed, 20 were conducting armed raids against the Jewish communities, five were attacking and throwing stones against Israelis; two were attacking Israeli guards, and the remaining 23 were killed near enough to Jewish settlements to suggest Palestinian foul play.

The reporter was presenting the Palestinian deaths from an incident when, in fact, four were killed on both sides. Itamar's Mayor Moshe Goldsmith, the only pro-Israel interviewed about Palestinian violence, was also the only one to mention the Palestinian massacre of the Fogel family in Itamar, but his quote was presented as dubious, although there had been sufficient media coverage, including a meager one by NPR, and photographic proof of the carnage.

Garcia-Navarro cites the international community as claiming the settlements to be illegal, when, in fact, international law does not apply to Judea and Samaria. The Jewish people have proof of their legal rights to settle the land between the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea, by the Balfour Declaration, San Remo Treaty, League of Nations' Palestine Mandate (Article 6), the Anglo-American Convention, United Nations Charter (Article 80), and the UN Security Council Resolution 242. What the Palestinians and international community declare as their belief is one of many fallacious beliefs, including Muhammad's flight to heaven on a winged horse, in order to usurp Israel's land by civilizational jihad.

An exceptionally unethical NPR repeatedly fails to provide fair and balanced coverage in all reports having to do with Israel, and the reporter has often dishonored her profession by ignoring the ruthless attacks of Palestinians on Israelis. She furthermore put her spin on the skewed version of events as she used her own voice to reinforce Palestinian victimhood, placing blame on the IDF for protecting only the settlers who are allowed "to do what they want."

We, the people/the public, are disgusted with the type of programming that damages the integrity of our ally, Israel, while emboldening those who continue to wage jihad (the struggle to advance Islam) against the Western countries, including our own America. The media's hand in advancing the agenda of misinformation aids and abets an Islamic conquest of North America, through mainstream media and through the Saudi-subsidized revisionist textbooks being distributed in our schools. The discrimination institutionalized on the basis of religion will soon-enough include discrimination on the basis of gender, an alarming situation prevalent in Muslim countries, and will ultimately overtake our great nation if these collaborators, the media and their workforce, are not stopped, and their funding not discontinued.

We should call our Representatives and Senators to halt the tax dollars that flow from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to fund NPR if they will not adhere to the rules of the Society of Journalism Ethics, and provide fair and equal news coverage. Not only is it the honorable thing to do, but it is a matter of our nation's survival.

NPR President and CEO, Gary E. Knell, gknell@npr.org

NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos at 202-513-3246 or complete form here.

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Tabitha Korol

Tabitha Korol began her political writing letters to the editor after her retirement, and earned an award from CAMERA (Committee on Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) "in recognition of outstanding letter-writing in 2009 to promote fair and factual reporting about Israel." She was cited as one of America's modern-day, articulate, patriotic women in Frederick William Dame's Three American Fur Hat Fighters for Freedom.

Her essays appear on Arutz Sheva, Conservative News and Views, Dr. Swier, Grumpy Opinions, IsraelNewsTalkRadio, Israel's Voice, Jewish Press, JewishVoiceNY, New Media Journal, RenewAmerica, Tea Party Express, WebCommentary, Western Free Press and others. She revised David Silberman's book of Holocaust survivors' accounts for publication, and proofreads/edits for a monthly city newsletter.

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