30 Dec 2008

YouTube’s Israeli Propaganda Chanel

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We are saddened that YouTube has taken down some of our exclusive footage showing the IDF's operational success in operation Cast Lead against Hamas extremists in the Gaza Strip. As the State of Israel again faces those who would see it destroyed, it is imperative that we in the IDF show the world the inhumanity directed against us and our efforts to stop it. It is also worth noting that one of the videos removed had the highest number of hits (over 10,000) at the time of its removal.  YouTube

Israel Rejects Truce, Presses on With Gaza Strikes - Washington Post:

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert briefed President Shimon Peres on the current military operation, and according to the Haaretz newspaper told him that it was still in its preliminary stages.

"Nobody in this world understands what are Hamas' goals and why it continues to fire missiles," the president said. "This shooting has no point, no logic, and no chance."