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December 30, 2008

Protester of Israel’s actions in Gaza: ‘Death to all Juice’

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Kate Coe just sent me this photo, which she found at Amy Alkon’s blog. The email subject line read: “Who Knew OJ had so many enemies?”

This guy isn’t exactly the spokesman for the “I hate Zionism but I love Jews” argument.

Updated: Kate also just sent me this blog post from Commentary about the Israel Defense Forces’ YouTube channel:

Yesterday, the IDF did something innovative: it opened a channel on YouTube and posted videos to it that help explain why Israel is fighting Hamas. The site hosted about a dozen videos showing things like Israeli humanitarian aid deliveries to Gaza and airstrikes that prevented terrorists from firing rockets at Israeli civilians.

This was apparently too much for YouTube, which moments ago removed several videos from the IDF’s channel, including the most-watched video, which showed a group of Hamas goons being blown up in an air strike as they loaded Katyusha missiles onto a truck. The point of such footage, as if it needed to be said, is not to revel in violence — it is to show the legitimacy of Israeli self-defense.

The rank double-standard that YouTube has applied to Israel is disturbing. YouTube hosts all manner of similar footage — much of it far more gory than the grainy infrared images posted by the IDF — of U.S. air strikes. Why is YouTube capitulating to those who do not wish for Israel to be able to tell its side of the story?

After the jump is a video uploaded to the IDF channel that shows an air strike on Hamas headquarters:

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