Why are we here?
On March 27, 2002 a Palestinian terrorist massacred 29 Jews gathered to
celebrate the Passover seder in a hotel at Netanya, a quiet seaside resort on
the Mediterranean coast.
During the next fifteen days of horror, Jews everywhere reeled in shock as a
series of Palestinian terrorist attacks made the streets of Haifa and Jerusalem
flow with the blood of the innocent. By April 12, 52 victims of jihad, Jews and
Arabs alike, lay dead. 334 others had been wounded, many maimed for life.
Not a single victim of this terrorist onslaught was mentioned by name, not one
bereaved family was interviewed, and not one wounded survivor was the focus of a
story. During fifteen days of horror, NPR made time for on-air interviews with
62 Palestinian and Arab spokesmen, while interviewing just 32 Israelis.
NPR is consistently unfair - by the numbers
From September 26--November 26, 2000
Arab and pro-Arab speakers were given 77% more time on the air (in words spoken)
than Israeli and pro-Israel speakers.
There were 41 segments in which only Palestinian/Arab or pro-Arab speakers were
heard, and just 24 programs in which only Israeli or pro-Israeli speakers were
From June 1-- July 31, 2002
29 segments presented exclusively Arab and pro-Arab views
only 9 segments presented Israeli views with no Arab voices
NPR calls people names
NPR hosts allow guests to call Prime Minister Sharon a "war criminal" and to
call Israel a "Jim Crow" nation which practices "apartheid."
Unlike the real world, on NPR, all of the "moderates" are Palestinians and
Marwan Barghouti (on trial for terrorism) is a "moderate." Sari Nusseibeh,
Khalil Shikaki, Madi Abdel Hadi, and the governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia
are all called "moderate."
Even Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin, identified as a terrorist by the U. S.
government, is called a "spiritual leader."
By actual count from June 1 to July 31, 2002
Israeli leaders were called "hard-line" or "hard-liners." Not a single Israeli
or Israeli leader was described as "moderate," "popular," or "prominent."
Not a single Hamas official was described as "hard-line." These terrorists were
called "moderate," "popular," and "prominent."