August 30, 2002


DON'T SHOW THE KIDS: Next time someone asks me why, as a generally liberal person, I am a supporter of Israel, I'll tell them about this: Something called the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate is demanding that international photographers refrain from photographing Palestinian children carrying weapons and participating in terrorist operations, because such photographs harm the Palestinian cause and "violate the rights of children."
Isn't that precious? The Palestinians have parades in which they dress their preschool-aged children as suicide bombers, and send their teenagers to blow up restaurants and cafes, and when Western (as well as Palestinian) journalists expose such savagery they're the ones "violating the rights of children"? Then again, it's hard to take a Journalists Syndicate seriously when it comes from a non-democratic non-country in which the government wishes to control all press, as well as all thought.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 30, 2002 10:28 PM
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