Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spanish media demonizes Israel again.

On Friday, March 26, 2010, El País published an article by Jesús Ruiz Mantilla on Daniel Barenboim's intention to play music in the Gaza Strip. In the article, the Jewish State was demonized again, this time through the distortion of the Israeli public opinion towards the peace process. Excerpt from the article below (translation between quotation marks, as accurate as possible):

"Relationship between Barenboim and his fellow Israelis have always been strained. The Argentine-born musician also has Israeli and Spanish nationalities and has a passport from the Palestine Authority, which named him honorary citizen in 2008. He has always publicly defended the creation of a Palestinian State, a position which has not been entirely understood in Israel. There, many consider the orchestra conductor a traitor, who indeed sometimes makes them listen another of their demons: Richard Wagner."

I don't know whether Wagner was actually an anti-Semite. What I know is this: Jesús Ruiz Mantilla, the author of the article, is distorting the reality. He is actually trying to make the Israelis like they don't want a Palestinian State, and due to this attitude they treat Barenboim (who wants a Palestinian State) as a traitor.
Well, maybe that kind of Israelis do exist. But the vast majority of the Israelis want peace through a two-State solution, and this is not something new, as we can see here, here, here, here, here and here.
Does somebody need more proofs?

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