York Times Media Fraud,
Edited by Michael
D. Robbins for FraudFactor.com
Was this really
a "Palestinian on the Temple
by an Israeli policeman?
and leftist print and broadcast news organizations, including the New York
Times and the Associated Press, have adopted an anti-Israel and pro-terrorist
bias. This bias is in addition to and consistent with their long standing
anti-military, anti-national defense, anti-police, anti-self-defense, and
pro-criminal bias. This bias adds to the prevalent media inaccuracy that
results from outright media incompetence.
incompetence and bias is demonstrated by this Associated Press photo published
in the September 30, 2000 New York Times on page A5, with the false and
deceptive caption, "An Israeli policeman and a Palistinian on the Temple
The false and deceptive
caption manipulated readers into believing that an angry Israeli policeman
severely beat a helpless Palistinian boy until he was drenched in his own
blood. It appears that the New York Times wants its readers to believe
that Israel engages in severe police brutality against helpless Palistinians.
Note the expressions
on the faces of the "policeman" and the boy. Then read the emails
from the father and uncle of the boy to learn the truth about the identity
of the boy, who attacked him, why he was attacked, and why the Israeli
"policeman" was angry.
Is The TRUTH Behind This Photograph?
"An Israeli policeman
and a Palestinian
on the Temple
New York Times,
September 30, 2000
The above misleading photo
and inaccurate caption illustrates only a small fraction of the frightening
reality of how much of the U.S. and the international media is distorting
write, speak out and pass this page today onto your local newspaper and
television editors, your family and friends.
the United States press and the international media on notice that media
incompetence, bias, slander, libel and yellow journalism is unacceptable
and will not be tolerated!
How could it be that only
one month previous (August 2000) Israel was lauded at Camp David for being
willing to compromise way beyond anyone's expectations and then (September
2000) in response to riots and Palestinian gunfire Israel
was considered the aggressor? Israeli soldiers were defending themselves
against live fire, rocks and Molotov cocktails being thrown at them by
demonstrators who used their women and children as "human shields".
Write to the editors in
your area today to demand competent, accurate, objective, balanced and
fair reporting from the Middle East!
Subject: To the Editor
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 00:15:07 -0500
Regarding your picture on
page A5 (Sept. 30) of the Israeli soldier and the Palestinian on the Temple
Mount - that Palestinian is actually my son,
Tuvia Grossman, a Jewish student from Chicago.
He, and two of his friends, were pulled from their taxicab while travelling
in Jerusalem, by a mob of Palestinian Arabs and were severely beaten and
stabbed. That picture could not have been taken on the Temple Mount
because there are no gas stations on the Temple Mount and certainly
none with Hebrew lettering, like the one clearly seen behind the
Israeli soldier attempting to protect my son from the mob.
Aaron Grossman, M.D. 6737
N Richmond Chicago, IL 60645 (773) 743-1194
Subject: (no subject)
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 14:54:39 EDT
Even the typically biased
and slanted NY Times middle east reporting has hit a new low. Since the
Times wishes to convey the belief that the Palestinians are all innocent
lambs being tormented by an aggressive oppressor, it can not even conceive
that the wounded and injured are NOT Palestinians. The current case in
point is very personal to me. In the Saturday's Times on page A6, the picture
of the "wounded Palestinian" is, in fact, my nephew, Tuvia Grossman, an
AMERICAN Jewish student learning in Israel. His only crime was being Jewish.
He was not in "crossfire" but merely the target of Palestinian lambs who
stoned his cab, dragged him from the vehicle, smashed his head with stones
and stabbed him in the leg. The Israeli soldier, whom you obviously
wished to portray as victimizing the poor, wounded Palestinian was actually
saving my nephew's life. A casual look at the background of the
picture can tell anyone that it's not the Temple Mount at all!
I believe that a retraction,
in a prominent position in the paper, is necessary and an apology to the
Howard Gissinger 2809 Avenue
S Brooklyn, New York 11229 718-998-2909
Grossman tells in his own words how Palestinian arabs tried to lynch him,
and how this event highlights media incompetence and media fraud, and the
power of the media to manipulate and deceive the public.
to hear Tuvia Grossman live
Victim of the Media War
By: Tuvia Grossman
I was thrust into the
international limelight when The New York Times and other major media outlets
published a photo of me -- bloodied and battered -- crouching beneath a
club-wielding Israeli policeman. The caption identified me as a Palestinian
victim of the new intifada. In fact, however, I am a 20-year-old Jewish
student from Chicago, studying at a yeshiva in Jerusalem.
Here's how it all happened:
It was the eve of Rosh
Hashana, and I hailed a taxi with two of my friends to go visit the Western
Wall. Along the way, the driver took a shortcut through one of the Arab
neighborhoods in Jerusalem. We turned a corner and suddenly there were
about 40 Palestinians surrounding the car. Before we knew it, huge rocks
had smashed all the windows of the taxi.
Some of the Palestinians
pulled open the door and dragged me from the vehicle. About 10 attackers
jumped on top of me, punching and kicking me. I crouched to the ground,
and tried to cover my face to protect myself as much as possible. All I
could see were a flurry of sneakers kicking me in the face.
Then I felt a strong
pair of hands grabbing me, and I uncovered my face because I thought someone
was trying to help me. But it was just another Palestinian; he held the
back of my head and punched me square in the face. I fell flat on the ground
and the Palestinians jumped on top of me again. One of them stabbed me
in the back of my leg, ripping through muscles and tendons. Two other Palestinians
held my head so I couldn't move, while two more bashed rocks onto my head...
again and again and again.
By this time the beating
had gone on for about eight minutes. I had already lost three liters of
blood and was losing consciousness. I said "Shema Yisrael" -- the declaration
of faith that a Jew says before he dies. I tried not to black out, because
I was sure if I did it would be the end.
Because it was the
eve of Rosh Hashana, the image of a shofar flashed through my mind, and
I recalled a Biblical story I'd learned in school. The prophet Gideon and
his 300 men were badly outnumbered against the Midianite army of 130,000.
So Gideon's troops banged pots and blew shofars, hoping that the noise
would scare the enemy. With God's help, the ploy worked, and Gideon won
So I yelled at the
top of my lungs. The Palestinians were startled momentarily, and I was
able to get up and run. Unfortunately, I am heavily nearsighted and my
contact lenses had fallen out. So there I was -- barely able to see a thing,
with blood pouring down my face and my leg badly wounded -- being chased
up a hill by 40 Palestinians throwing rocks at me.
It was a miracle, but
I somehow outran them and reached a gas station where Israeli soldiers
I collapsed on the
ground, and that's when a group of freelancer photographers started snapping
pictures. An Israeli policeman was protecting me, yelling at the Palestinians
to back off from finishing the lynching. But the photo -- sent throughout
the world by the Associated Press -- identified me as a Palestinian. The
obvious implication was that the Israeli policeman had just beaten me.
In truth, it was the total opposite. I was a Jewish victim of Palestinian
It's bad enough to
be beaten bloody, get stitches up and down my head, and have my leg so
severely stabbed that therapy is required to regain use of it. But to be
used as a pawn in the media war, as part of the Palestinian propaganda
to gain international sympathy, well, that hurts even more.
When a photo gets published,
there are many links in the chain, and in this case, I don't know where
the fault for the garbled caption lies. But it is deeply disturbing that
the New York Times, the Associated Press (and everyone else in-between)
assumed that if it's a victim, it must be a Palestinian.
There is a great struggle
here in Israel and this event highlights the power of the media to influence
public opinion. If truth is to prevail, we can't just "read" the newspaper.
Be discerning and become part of the process. Otherwise, you're just a
passive object of someone else's agenda.
Who are the innocent
victims and who are the aggressors? The truth is often the opposite of
how it appears.
QUOTATIONS BY MICHAEL
"Those who trade land for peace with
murderers and terrorists shall have neither land nor peace."
"If trading land for peace is such a
fair, equitable, and responsible policy, then Israel should trade lots
of peace in return for lots of land. After all, a trade that is equitable
in one direction should be equally equitable in the other direction."
"Land is a permanent and tangible asset
of great strategic, historical, and monetary value, whereas the false promise
of peace from blood-thirsty terrorists and murderers is at best temporary,
intangible, and of no value to anyone except the terrorists."
"You obtain peace through strength and
the ability and the will to defeat and destroy your enemies should they
attack you, not through weakness, appeasement, and lack of will. Rewarding
terrorists and murderers for their violent crimes will only invite more
criminal acts of violence against innocent victims."
"Why can't the Socialists and Marxists
in the news media and even in many of the Jewish social and political organizations
in the United States realize that trading land for peace is not good policy
for Israel, Jews, or Americans, nor for their allies and anyone who supports
freedom, democracy, and justice?"
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