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Could You Please Stop Confusing Me With the Facts?

Commented Feb 25, 2012 at 06:33:12 in World

“Actually we do. If you've been reading the comments, you will have learned that contrary to what Ms. Sigan is saying, the French court did not find Mr. Al-Dura to be lying, but rather that Dr. David didn't lie ON PURPOSE. See the difference?”
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Could You Please Stop Confusing Me With the Facts?

Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 16:37:13 in World

“1. This is not "some doctor", Lilach. This a man who has both a very high professional standing AND a very high security clearance IN ISRAEL 0 evidenced by the fact that he tends to the President of the State. You cannot in good faith speculate about anti-Israeli motives on his part.

2. It is not a serious argument to point to the greater readership of YNET as evidence of its reliability. Tabloids usually outsell broadsheets. As an Israeli, you know full well that YNET is far more sensationalist and shallow. Also you characterization of Haaretz as "far left" is ludicrous.

3. The fact remains that you misrepresent the findings of the French High Court. This is fact, not theory. The court DID NOT find that Dr. David's version of events was correct, nor that Mr. Al-Dura lied. The court ruled that David said things that can be argued to be false, but did not INTEND to lie. In a separate case, by the same French court system, a man who accused Al-Dura of lying was forced to pay 6000 Euros in compensation, so I'd go careful in case you're planning a visit to Paris...”

Didi Remez on Feb 25, 2012 at 05:33:30

“The hole is deep, but must be dug deeper, Rick.”
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Could You Please Stop Confusing Me With the Facts?

Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 01:57:35 in World

“A) that's a lie, I have no idea where you pulled that number and I get a feeling the answer would be hygienically compromised....

B) To pretend that Area A is under full Palestinian control is a total joke when the IDF regularly arrests people there, demolishes houses there... Area C is 60% of the total territory of the West Bank.”
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Could You Please Stop Confusing Me With the Facts?

Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 09:27:37 in World

“Right, because the settler media organ says so, it must be true! Mamilla cemetery is hundreds of years old. This is indisputable.”

Rosin the Bow on Feb 22, 2012 at 10:43:13

“Is every Israeli newspaper a "settler media organ" or just the ones you don't like?”

turpid on Feb 22, 2012 at 10:38:20

“lets agree that everyone lies and that also the arabs, like in that case, ok?
also lets agree that all the kids in korea, vietnam, Japan, Irak etc who shut/blown/burned/evaporate by the USA bombs evor the years should get just as much attention by US public and media like that Gazan boy died in war between 2 sided that are not USA.
becouse if americans look more on others peoples wars more then on their own wars then one should think its a little hypocratizm.”
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Could You Please Stop Confusing Me With the Facts?

Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 09:24:10 in World

“The facts presented in this article are incorrect. French HC did NOT find that either version of the events was true, nor that Al-Dura lied. It ruled that Dr. David said what he said in good faith ***based on the info he had at the time***. Basically they said it couldn't be proved he ***willfully lied***, because the facts that couldn't be proved that David knew in fact show otherwise than what he said. Here, from a man trusted enough by Israeli authorities to treat the President of the State Shimon Peres, who also read THE ENTIRE MEDICAL FILE.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/rubbing-salt-into-the-wound-1.413383

lilacsigan on Feb 23, 2012 at 05:17:09

“What you've linked here is an opinion of another doctor who says he has reviewed the case. I don't know what his incentive is, none of us do. He may be right and he may also not be.
If you wish to base your opinion on this one op piece, out of so much information out there about the case, that's your decision to make...
If you wish to see a fuller spectrum that shows how twisted things have become, here are some more.
This is the news as it was originally reported by that same news site
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israeli-physician-acquitted-of-libel-against-mohammed-al-dura-s-father-1.413178
and how it was reported by Israel's most popular news site (about 10 times the rating of the other one), that is considered neutral in its views (neither right wing or left wing)
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4190373,00.html

The whole point of my post was to show how irrational it is to believe something about the conflict without questioning it. The situation has become so twisted, it's very hard to know what the absolute truth is. I only know that all the evidence compiled along the years about this case, including the supreme court ruling, makes the possibility that the original story we all remember was true, so remote, you really need to want to keep the myth alive in order to keep believing it as it is.”