The Pariah State
A Short History of Israeli Impunity

Jones, Evan
Date Written:  2014-08-03
Publisher:  Counterpunch
Year Published:  2014
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16640

Hasbara has elevated the manipulation of language to a new plateau. This is a qualitative leap. Moving beyond the difficulty of seeing the stye in our own eye, the Hasbara upends linguistic conventions. Black becomes white, evil is translated into righteousness. Victims of murderous ethnic cleansing become terrorists. The conventions of language go completely out the door. Mass murder is self defense. The Great Wall is a barrier or a mere fence. Land grabs are voluntary relocations into disputed territories.

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