The Palestinian Arabs: Delegitimising Israel, Islamifying Jesus, & Fooling The World (Plus A Willing BBC) With Fabricated History
On Friday the odious BBC carried a report about an Arab singer from Haifa who has won an Israeli talent show featuring Mizrachi music, part of her act featuring a Hebrew song that commemorates Israeli soldiers slaughtered by Palestinian “militants”. Instead of dwelling on the positive aspects of the young woman’s victory, the BBC used the report, written by Farhana Dawood, as a hook on which to hang gratuitous propaganda against the Jewish State.
There’s the bludgeoned-home (wrongful) message that Mizrachi music is yet another thing that the grasping Zionist usurpers have stolen from the Arabs:
‘Ala Hlehel, a well-known Arab writer and cultural commentator, says Mizrahi music is very popular in Israel but he insists its roots are Arab.
He feels the music is an imitation of Arab music utilising similar instruments and vocal techniques.
“You know the Mizrahis have a serious identity problem. Call a Mizrahi an Arab Jew and he’ll kill you,” he says.
“They don’t want any relationship with us because it will make them less in this country if you are connected with Arabs. And yet they make a lot of money from this music, which is Arab and the most popular music in Israel.”….’
As Lyn Julius, an expert on the history and culture of the Mizrachim, notes in her able exposé of Dawood’s report, its biases and inaccuracies, this final paragraph contains the “antisemitic image of the money-grabbing Jew”.
In typical Corporation fashion, facts that sit uncomfortably with the BBC’s agenda are distorted or omitted.
Thus, writes Ms Dawood, before proceeding to quote from a biased leftwing source:
“Mizrahim arrived in Israel from countries like Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, Yemen and Iran in the years following its establishment.
They were met with condescension by the European establishment who saw them as inferior and threatening because of their resemblance to the perceived Arab enemy….
…. Despite several areas of common ground, there is no real closeness between Israel’s Arab citizens – who mostly identify as Palestinian and make up about 20% of the population – and the Mizrahim.”
There’s no reference to the Mizrachim who were settled in Eretz Israel long before 1948, of course. There’s no reference to the persecution that the-post 1948 Mizrachi olim faced in the Arab world, and that they fled Arab lands as refugees.