Twisted timelines as a basis for
Denis O'Brien, PhD
it comes to reporting current events, the timeline is everything.
Even if it's not laid out in a proper linear fashion, the sequence of the
facts represents the skeleton upon which everything else must hang.
When a story doesn't quite make sense or is incomplete, the problem
can almost always be traced back to an incomplete or twisted
timeline. And when you want to sniff out a bogus, biased, or
dishonest piece of journalism, home in on the timeline presented to be
sure you aren't being spoofed on the basic facts and their sequence.
Any reputable reporter knows all of this,
just as disreputable reporters know that by
screwing around with the timeline they can make points or take positions
that are not be warranted by the facts. A good example of using a fudged
timeline to doctor a story is
article by Tel Aviv-based news-Jew Daniella Cheslow regarding the trial of Yosef Haim
Ben David and the convictions of his two ghoulish buddies in Israel
for the torture and murder last year of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir.
Khdeir was a 16-yo Palestinian kid who was
guilty of nothing but was snatched off a sidewalk in Jerusalem in
July|2014 by Ben David, who has become the poster boy for these toxic iJew
settlers in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Khdeir on his simply on his
way to morning prayers. He was taken to a remote spot, forced to drink petrol, and then torched.
Cheslow doesn't give us all these facts and not once does she refer to Khdeir's murder as regretful or
ghoulish. Au contraire, she
relies on Shin Bet's opinion, which makes Khdeir's horrible death
sound almost justified because it "was in revenge for the abduction
and horrific killing of three Israeli teens -- Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar,
and Naftali Fraenkel -- by Hamas operatives in the West
But note: the Yifrah, Shaar, and Fraenkel were shot
whereas Khdeir was tortured and torched, and yet Cheslow refers to
the former killings, not Khdeir's, as "horrific." It's as if no matter
how grisly the murder of a Palestinian may be at the hands of Jews, the
only murders that are deemed "horrific" in Cheslow's article --
and in the Jew-dominated corporate media in general -- are those in which the
Jews are victims.
But worse, Cheslow truncates the timeline
of this story in order to make it appear that the killing of the three
Jewish boys by the Palestinians was where the cycle of murder began and
the retaliatory killing of Khdeir was the end of the cycle.
With this timeline she subtly pushes the Shin Bet point that Khdeir's
murder was, if not warranted, then at least understandable. But
let's back it up and look at the entire relevant timeline.
Nakba Day is commemorated by
Palestinians on May15, Israel's so-called "Independence
Day." Nakba Day is held in remembrance of the theft by
terrorism of the Palestinian homeland by the Jews, leading to the
"Jewish State." The word means "The Day of the
In 2014 Nakba Day was marked by the murder
of two unarmed Palestinian boys -- Nadeem Nawara and Mohammad
Daher (Odeh) -- by Israeli forces adjacent the Israeli Ofer Prison
near Beitunia in the West Bank. LogoPhere
The murders were caught on eight CCTV cameras and clearly show that
neither of the Palestinian youths was armed, neither was a threat to anyone, and one, Daher,
was shot in the back. CNN cameras caught the murders from the other
end -- the Israeli soldiers squeezing off the rounds. These must have
been two of the most highly videoed murders in history. Here
Three days short of a month later -- on
Jun12|2014 -- the three iJew settler boys Cheslow refers to were picked up
while hitchhiking about 15 miles south of Beitunia, where the Palestinian boys were
murdered. Netanyahu immediately blamed the kidnapping on Hamas,
which operates in Gaza, not the West Bank.
On Jun30 the bodies of the settlers were found; they had been shot soon
after their abduction and the bodies dumped barely 6 miles away. The
iJews went bonkers: they tore up and destroyed Palestinian homes; they
arrested hundreds of Palestinians, including virtually all of the Hamas
leadership; they gunned down at least 5 Palestinians in addition to two of
the suspects. Netyanhu called this -- if you can believe it --
"Operation Brother's Keeper." Guardian And
this was just the official GoI response, the iJew settlers caused even
On Jul02|2014, two days after the bodies of
the kidnapped settlers were found, 16-yo Mohammad Abu Khdeir -- who had
absolutely nothing to do with the kidnapping or murders -- was randomly
snatched off the street by the three iJew settlers led by Ben David.
It was 3:45am and Khdeir was on his way to morning prayers, as the prick
iJews knew the Palestinians would be at that time of day. By tracing his
cell phone, the Israeli cops found Khdeir's scorched body within an hour
of the abduction. The phone was later found in the home of one of
the suspects. They have all confessed; following conviction, Ben
David pled insanity. Autopsy showed that Khdeir had been forced to drink
petrol and had been alive when he was set on fire. This was what the
iJews call a "price-tag" killing: it's part of the price the
Palestinians pay for refusing to give up their homeland to the
Jews. The iJew settlers torching the Dawabsheh
family a year later near Nablus is another example of price-tag
killing. Most of these attacks are not reported in the American
Jew-dominated corporate media.
There were multiple other price tag and/or
retaliatory attacks by iJews on Palestinians in the West Bank following
the abduction/murder of the three iJew settler boys. There was an attempted kidnapping of 7-yo Muhammad Ali al-Kiswani.
Tariq Ziad Zuhdi Adeli was kidnapped, sprayed with petrol, and
attacked with a hatchet. A 13-yo Palestinian boy went missing and,
apparently, still is.
Mohammad Khdeir's 15-yo cousin, Tariq Khdeir, was severely beaten
by Israeli cops while he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground.
Three other of Mohammad's cousins were put in prison under
"administrative detention" and are still there. One of the
cousins is an American but Obama's administration doesn't really seem to
care that an American citizen is subjected to Israeli apartheid-style
"justice." Several Palestinians were run over by iJew
settlers, for instance a 10-yo Palestinian child, Adam al-Risheq.
Settlers attempted to kidnap the 11-yo son of Muhammad Khaled al-Zaghl.
Kate at Mondoweiss
has documented scores of these attacks by iJew settlers on Palestinians.
Given that Operation Brother's Keeper was
such a rousing, bloody success, Netanyahu next initiated "Operation
Protective Edge" against Hamas in Gaza in retaliation for the
kidnapping/killing of the three iJew settlers. Well over 2000
Palestinians were killed and over 11,000 were wounded -- 75% of the
casualties were civilians. Over a half-million Palestinians in Gaza
were displaced because their homes had been destroyed.
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Now, we could certainly extend this
timeline from 2014 in both directions -- 80 years backwards from Khdeir's
murder to when the Jewish terrorists began running Palestinians out of
Palestine, and 18 months forward to the present when Palestinians who have
had enough of GoI's murderous apartheid are responding with knife
attacks. But the timeline I have presented here is directly
connected to the story that Daniella Cheslow wrote for AP. And
so, dig this: Here we are in Nov|2015
looking back at those months of carnage and massive attacks on
Palestinians in 2014 and yet Cheslow presents just a tiny portion of this timeline in her AP
article and concludes that the "horrific" part was the killing
of the three iJew settlers.
That's the power of a twisted timeline.
It's called "dishonest journalism."