Blogging about the truth is a hate crime

According to B’nai B’rith, it is a hate crime to report or link to reports that make Israel look bad, even when the reports are true.

Of course, it is not a hate crime for Yedioth Internet to report such things, but it is a hate crime for a blogger to write about the facts, especially when he mentions the indisputable fact Israel violated the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment during its previous invasion and occupation of Lebanon. It is also a hate crime to mention a 1999 Human Rights Watch report that stated Israel had imprisoned hundreds of Lebanese arbitrarily in the Khiam torture facility. “Many of the detainees, including women, have been tortured during interrogation and subjected to abysmal conditions of confinement,” Human Rights Watch stated in the report.

This is a discussion which has appeared on this blog repeatedly. It’s perfectly acceptable for Ha’aretz or B’Tselem to release a report critical of Israel, but linking to it is an act of anti-Semitism and irrational hatred of Israel.

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