As Israeli TV and radio media dedicates its prime coverage to the ongoing search for the three Jewish teens abducted by terrorists, we get a look at the international media’s coverage of the event.
Interestingly, the international media takes its cue from Israel. This is not a new concept but we are reminded here just how potent our words in Israel are and how they ring out to the international community. One prime example is most broadcasts that provide background information into previous terrorists abductions such as Nachshon Wachsman HY”D, Avi Sasportas HY”D and others speak of “abductions of soldiers, settlers and citizens”
Amazingly, while many or most Israelis do not detect the nuance of the leftist secular Israeli media, “settlers” are categorized independently of “citizens” and this is echoed by the world broadcasts.
The limited coverage in Europe and other continents speaks of “settler youths who were abducted while hitchhiking”, intimating they may be partially at fault. One wise media analyst in Israel asked the following: What would be the response of the international media community if settlers abducted three PA residents?
Most can imagine the picture would be a different, including US Secretary of State John Kerry parve conversations with both PM Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) as he expresses his concern for the collapsed so-called peace process.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)