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Mon, 01/31/2011 - 19:00

Jonathan Mark writes that much of what happened in Israel in 2010 was ignored by the mainstream media. He adds, “Yet, the general media covered the settlements incessantly” (“Most Ignored Story of 2010? — Israel,” Jan. 7). In other words, what might make Israel look bad was reported; what showed Israel’s virtue was ignored.

The most underreported story of all was Israel’s construction of the first field hospitals in Haiti after the earthquake. The major exception was a news item by Frida Ghitis in the Miami Herald (Jan. 22). She reported that the Israeli response was “one of the fastest, most effective of any country on earth.”
Israel is the most hated of all countries, and perhaps anti-Israel hatred is the major reason for the alliance of Iran, Venezuela, and North Korea — an alliance leading to the development of Iran’s nuclear abilities. Israel’s good deeds should be reported for two reasons: because they are worthy of mention and virtue deserves publicity, and because they might serve as an antidote to the ferocity of anti-Zionism, the force that for some mysterious reason unites tyrants everywhere in their fight against freedom.

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Ah! The good old "is becoming an apartheid state" meme. I didn't think I'd see it being used on this site but the brains filled with mush appear even here. Another product of our university system, no doubt. FEEEH!
Your letter contains a fundamental flaw - that media reports on Israeli settlements make the country look bad. In Jonathan Mark's world, settlements are great. The more the better. The fact that his kids don't need to defend these remote outposts founded by crazy militants, and that his country will remain democractic while mine is becoming an apartheid state, really doesn't bother him.
So true! Is it any wonder that the Lame Stream Media is losing customers by the millions - TV, newspapers and radio alike? With the internet and a few reliable other sources, those searching for accurate reporting have found other sources of information.