Anyway, a photographer from a popular Israeli newspaper — let's call it Idiyot Rishonot — approached them and invited them to grab an Arab and beat him up while the photographer took pictures.
Now, they did not grab an Arab innocently on the way to grocery store. They grabbed one out of the stone- and Molotov cocktail-throwers.
Dutifully, they pounded the hapless Jew-hater while the photographer snapped some photos, then the photographer handed them the photos as a souvenir.
This turned my stomach.
Of course, I care not one whit if a pereh adam Jew-hater who screams "Slaughter the Jews!" (and means it) gets beat up, falls off a cliff, or is run over by a truck.
But this relish of violence, this frivolous attitude toward beating another human being -- not out of self-defense, but simply to have a "cool" photograph. And who wants to look at such a photograph?
And the fact that this photojournalist of a prominent newspaper suggested such a thing turns my stomach.
It's such a cavalier & callous attitude. Such a state of desensitization.
Let's whomp someone just for fun!
It's not entertainment.
Anyway, this post follows a previous post (Why You Can't Rely on Journalists for the Truth) that revealed several behind-the-scenes events of different Jewish publications, both frum and not.
It cannot be stated enough:
When you read things in publications and when you see the photos, you usually do not know the middot & mind of the person behind the writing and images.
They make themselves and their publications look convincing and professional.
But they could actually just be snakes with glib tongues and fancy cameras.
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