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Reuters Accused of Anti-Israel Propaganda

Photos by Reuters

Is Reuters showing its anti-Israel bias? Or is the mini furor over some cropped photos the result of over-reaction and paranoia? As you can see above, the photo on the left shows an Israeli soldier surrounded by Turkish pro-Palestinian activists aboard a Gaza-bound ship. In the image on the right you can see the knife in the activist’s hand — a much more ominous scene. The photographer was later identified as Turkish journalist Adem Ozkose.

The blog Little Green Footballs exposed the omitted knife, and Reuters quickly addressed the issue, saying the image was cropped at the edges, as is the usual practice, and the knife was “inadvertently” removed. LGF says it’s not the first time “Reuters has been caught altering photos for propaganda purposes,” citing a 2006 photo of doctored smoke in a photo from Beirut. Meanwhile, Yahoo published the photo unaltered.

It’s no wonder there will never be peace in the Middle East.

Article from Little Green Footballs

Protesting for Palestine


0318a004 Photos by Discarted

Discarted attended the pro-Palestinian protest at the Federal Building in Westwood in Los Angeles this past Saturday. Hundreds came out to show their support for Palestine as the conflict in Gaza rages on, and as expected, passions were on display, tensions were high and the LAPD was in full, excessive riot mode.


LAPD arrests a protester for unknown reasons (below). Seconds before someone climbed a flagpole to hang the Palestinian flag next to the US one, leading to chaos between police and Palestinian activists.


As the crowd grew larger (below), people confronted the LAPD, yelling “Let him go…Let him go!”, forcing the police, clad in riot gear, to back away and point their rubber bullet guns at peoples’ chests just three feet from them.


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