Sunday, August 22, 2010

So Zionists in Israel hold a specific seminar talking about how to edit Wikipedia to promote a Zionist point of view

Hmm... You know, despite not being Jewish, I heard somewhere that there's a concept out there which goes "Is it good for the Jews?", which is used in reference to happenings and events which have the potential to either make a positive or negative impact with regards to public perception of people who are Jewish, particularly those who don't have strong opinions either way. May I suggest that having a fucking conference about how to influence the media to be Zionist is possibly the worst god damn idea on the planet if you want to convince right wing folks, in the Middle East, Europe, and to some extent elsewhere, that, no there isn't a Jewish conspiracy to control the media?

Think this is exaggeration of the event? Here's the YouTube video:

And if that's not enough here's the source of the YouTube link, a story from the front page of the New York Times about it:

Wikipedia Editing for Zionists, by Robert Mackey, which quotes a Ha'aretz article about the conference that includes this paragraph:

The Yesha Council also announced a prize for the “Best Zionist Editor” — the person who over the next four years incorporates the most “Zionist” changes in the encyclopedia. That lucky encyclopedist will receive a trip in a hot-air balloon over Israel.

Quite amazing. You'd think that if a person was Jewish they would possibly think twice about doing something that beyond being blatantly unethical in that the point is to give a specific "Zionist" rendering of history as opposed to an objective rendering of history also plays into the idea of the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. But I suppose the arrogance that comes with being a pro-Israeli activist is so great that this sort of basic self awareness is not present.

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