Christina Patterson again ... (on The Promise)


By Jonathan Hoffman
February 23, 2011
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Stinking piece in today's Independent

Patterson follows Lord Phillips suit ...

"If it quacks like an antisemite ...."

http://www.thejc.com/blogpost/christina-patterson-has-gone-and-done-it-a...

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mattpryor

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:04

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I still haven't watched the Promise but CiF Watch has a good review here:

http://cifwatch.com/2011/02/22/review-of-peter-kosminskys-the-promise/


Joe Millis

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:39

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I have just watched The Promise on Channel 4's website. What a load of cobblers. I am not sure what Patterson was watching (apart from something to mirror her own prejudices), but there is no pretence of balance there. It isn't particularly well made, either.
Sure, the Palestinians have a narrative and yes, the Israelis behaved in ways that raise certain questions. But this was unrelenting.
Apart from the obvious "rich Israelis don't care about poor Palestinians", the writer seems to have alighted upon an Israeli family that represents, at best, 1 per cent of the whole. And from that to generalise?
I also found it somewhat disturbing that all the mono-dimensional Israeli characters had betrayed someone in their past. Not one Israeli with redeeming features?
But then again, it's the Indy, and how many readers does it have?


Yoni1

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:58

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Well, yes, all very true; but it's Channel 4, and it has plenty of viewers who get brainwashed by its relentless 'anti-Israel' (hah!) propaganda.


Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:23

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http://cifwatch.com/2011/02/22/review-of-peter-kosminskys-the-promise/

Over 1.5 million viewers to date

Tim Llewellyn (ex-BBC) was singing its praises at the MEMO meeting last night (see my blog of earlier today)


Yoni1

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:53

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Shameless lies about Israel are the order of the day among those laughingly known as 'the British educated classes'.


jandrsimonson (not verified)

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 05:35

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Matt how can you possibly say that a review of something you haven't seen is a a good review or a bad review ? What a dummy.


zair (not verified)

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 09:45

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'Over 1.5 million viewers to date'

Yes over 1.5 million now exposed to some balanced history instead of the Israeli narrative. I hope it prompts many of them to find out more.


Yoni1

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:36

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Only someone as profoundly ignorant (ever been outside the M25, Zair?) and as Jew-hating as Zair can call this disgraceful piece of anti-Israel lies and propaganda 'balanced'.


mattpryor

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:47

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Zair's history of Israel comes from his own imagination, inspired by the Protocols, Mein Kampf and the Hamas Charter, so any compromise between that and the truth will of course make him happy.


amber

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:08

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This is the zair who backs Hamas, an Islamist anti-Semitic terror group, speaking of "balance" - and the simonson who speaks of "the Jewish world" - comparing Jews to the mass murderer and champion of the Palestinians, Ghadaffi. His last post, which has inexplicably been closed, yet remains on the site, was simply demented.

JC, when will you have had enough of these bigots?


mattpryor

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:18

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Amber:

I think closing comments on that blog was a sensible move. At least the JC is trying to be proactive.

However I'm not sure why my "Tuesday Quiz" was closed... I never got to post the answer :(


jandrsimonson (not verified)

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:35

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Poor baby


amber

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 11:42

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Matt, what was the answer?


mattpryor

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:03

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Amber: The answer was Ibrahim Sarsur of the Ra'am-Ta'al party, head of the Southern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel:

http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2011/02/israeli-member-of-parliament-gu...


zair (not verified)

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:57

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'I hope it prompts many of them to find out more.'

They might, having learned a bit more, decide to take on your (matt, amber & Yoni1) warped sense of reality. However I very much doubt it, which is why you guys are so upset.

Wow 1.5 million minds waking up to the truth.


mattpryor

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 13:03

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You mean hopefully there will be people more articulate, more polite, more caring, more intelligent, than you to discuss these issues with?

I bloody well hope so. Because left up to you and the other "advocates" for your Cause, who are driven only by hatred of Israel, with no love for humanity in their hearts, this grubby little conflict will last for ever.

The Arab world is burning "zair", and you couldn't care less.


zair (not verified)

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:14

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'The Arab world is burning "zair", and you couldn't care less.'

It's far from burning matt, would you rather that it were?


Yoni1

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:44

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"It's far from burning"

Gaddafi is murdering hundreds, possibly thousands, but to Zair this is of no importance. He cares nothing for the lives of Arabs, as he cares nothing for anybody else. What a mensch.


mattpryor

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:46

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Perhaps if you spent less time harassing people that actually think Israel is quite a nice country, and took your nose out of those dull, repetitive, hateful single-issue websites and looked at the actual news once in a while you'd see what's going on.


Yoni1

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:46

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"Wow 1.5 million minds waking up to the truth"

Like the 1.5 million 'minds' swallowing the racist rants at the Nuremberg rallies?


Yoni1

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:48

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"The answer was Ibrahim Sarsur of the Ra'am-Ta'al party, head of the Southern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel"

Which is why I was laughing so much at the ignorance of the poster who was ranting about 'Israel the ungrateful threatening to boycott the USA'.


Yoni1

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:49

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That was directed at whom, Matt? :)


mattpryor

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 14:55

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Well, it wasn't you!


Joe Millis

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 15:09

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Who's on first?


amber

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:13

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zair is a nutcase. What can you say about someone who doesn't think the Arab world is currently in turmoil? Then again, this is someone who supports the amti-Semitic terror group Hamas - so his grasp on reality is not very secure.


amber

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:15

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Thanks Matt - he is able to speak freely, spouting his anti-Jewish hatred at the podium of the Knesset because of Israeli apartheid - obviously.

I bet zair has a pin up of him over his bed.


jose (not verified)

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 09:04

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The Arab countries' present turmoil and deaths do not bother any of the Nazi haters. These people love as much death as normal people love life. They do not care about any Arab death, 'Palestinians' included. They only care for fueling their hate of Israel and of Jews in general. When Israel cannot be blamed, why should they care?

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