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Palestinians Destroy 3,000 Israeli Grapevines. Why is There no Coverage in the Canadian Media?

by Mike Fegelman

Are Palestinian olive groves more precious than Jewish grapevines? Jewish farmers in the Shilo bloc have had 3000 grapevines uprooted by local Arabs last week in a field belonging to Meshek Achya. The vandals destroyed eight dunam (two acres) of vines in the vineyards, officials said, although the true extent of the damage did not become evident until the destruction was spotted on Monday morning. NGO’s like B’Tselem have made a priority the meticulous documenting of damaged Palestinian-owned trees and such reports from pro-Palestinian NGO’s have been duly reported in Canadian media outlets like the CBC and Le Devoir. But apparently reporting acts of Palestinian vandalism means challenging the media narrative of Israeli aggression. And thus, there is no coverage.

And in other news which has has only seen coverage in Israeli news media, a Pnei Kedem resident tells his harrowing ordeal of being ambushed by Arabs who ran towards his car with massive stones, smashing windows. Recent acts of aggression by Arabs towards Jews in various communities in Judea and Samaria have caused alarm among many residents, fearful that acts of violence such as stone throwing are making way for bolder moves intended on inflicting even more damage.

Incidences of violence such as stones being thrown and molotov cocktails being hurled at Jewish residents are reported daily, yet one resident of Pnei Kedem told Arutz Sheva that he experienced – and has heard numerous stories of – Arabs who no longer hide behind trees and throw stones but run out towards cars with clubs and bats in their hands, smashing windows and causing severe damage and injuries.

Where is the outrage from the UN? From NGO’s like B’Tselem that “condemn” “settler violence”? Where is the media coverage? It’s on a temporary break until more suitable news comes along that reinforces the media’s preferred narrative: casting Israel in the role of aggressor.



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Steve April 1, 2013 - 10:47 pm

Let me get this straight:
Israelis steal land from the Palestinians in the Westbank and plant “Jewish grapevines”. Why should I be concerned about the property of thieves?
Similarly why should anyone be concerned about the sensibilities of another thief, the Pnei Kedem resident who lives on stolen land in a Westbank Jewish settlement?

david April 20, 2013 - 8:43 pm

It is truly sad to hear that soo many Grapevines are destroyed, the international community does nothing, but criticize a small nation, that pust out its hand to help many nations with aid, you never hear of Rome sending any funds towards this little nation that brought the Commandments, laws, and the Messiah, so what has she Rome to offer, more of Esau to hate and destroy like in her past. only the kind hearted show humility to send funds to this farmer. I pray God make him fruitful again in his Vineyard. The world Media will not give an honest report, their conscience are dead to any thing truthful, muck and dirt makes them big bucks, even the CBC OF Canada


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