Videos Expose Palestinian ‘Pallywood’ Propaganda
Two videos published on YouTube yesterday will see little, if any, airtime on major news networks or cable news operations in the West. Why? Because they expose the “Pallywoood” propaganda efforts Palestinians and their sympathizers don’t want people in the West to see.
With Israeli troops operating on the ground in Gaza and Hamas terrorists increasingly backed into a corner, Professor Richard Landes warned of what may be around the corner in the lead paragraph of a piece published Dec. 31 at Augean Stables:
Whether by Israeli accident or Hamas engineering, expect a spectacular civilian massacre in the coming days, followed by an orgy of Pallywood photography, amplified by a compliant Western media, and even greater fury in the streets of the Muslim and Western world. It’s in the Hamas playbook… and will be until the media gets sober. Here’s the background, and the obscenity that will probably be played.
He went on to describe the Palestinian propaganda strategy (a.k.a., “Pallywood” — as in Palestinian Hollywood):
The pattern has long been clear, and most recently carried out with explosive effectiveness in the Lebanon war of 2006… when Israel is winning, get yourself a civilian massacre.
Next time you find yourself watching a television news report from Gaza, consider the source and remember the words Landes used to conclude his piece mentioned above:
Time for a media spectacular.
And Israel will only be the most obvious loser.
Hat tip: Jamie Allman, host of Allman in the Morning on 97.1 FM Talk in St. Louis. He had Dr. Landes as a guest on his program this morning.
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