Friday, September 23, 2016

EU offers free trips to the West Bank for journalists

If this offer shocks Elder of Ziyon, it doesn't seem to shock anyone in Europe, not even friends of Israel at the EU or Jewish leaders.

From Elder of Ziyon:
From the EU and Palestinians Facebook page:
If you are interested in participating, please send a short CV/bio with a special focus on any work you have done in the Middle East, no later than 30 September 2016.
If a European based journalist has written critically about the Palestinian Authority - its corruption, its misuse of international aid, its support for terror by paying salaries to murderers and making them into heroes - do you think he would get this free trip? Or will it only go to "journalists" who will write only positive things about the Palestinian Authority? Do you even need to ask?

There are two ethics violations here. One is that the EU is manipulating the media for its own ends. OK, everyone tries to do that, but by creating a litmus test as to which journalists can take advantage of an all-expenses paid trip to the territories, this is a bit egregious.
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