Guide to acceptable politically correct attitudes and interpretation techniques
for news media coverage of the above conflict.

Rule 1. In the Near East it is always the Arabs who attack first and it is ALWAYS Israel that defends itself. The term to be used is ‘retaliation’ and the purpose ‘fighting for Israel’s existence.’

Rule 2. Arabs for whatever reason regardless of nationality or provocation are not allowed to kill or otherwise harm Israelis. This is to be described as ‘terrorism.’

Rule 3. Israel has the right to indiscriminately slaughter provided the victims are Arabs, preferably civilians as they cannot shoot back. These can include casualties being transported to Israeli bombed hospitals; pregnant women, children, infants, the unborn. This is called ‘self defence’ or more usually ‘collateral damage.’

Rule 4. When Israel in a bloodlust kills many innocent civilians the Western nations will call for ‘restraint’ and this will be described as ‘the reaction of the international community.’

Rule 5. Under no circumstances neither Palestinians nor Lebanese must capture Israeli military personnel even when they are illegally on the territory of neighbouring countries.

Rule 6. Israel has the inalienable right to capture as many Palestinians as they so wish and regardless of their status. (Palestinians around 10,000 to date of which many hundreds are children. The Lebanese thousands of civilians including children). All these prisoners must be denied human rights, access to lawyers, and indefinite terms of imprisonment to include mental and physical torture. These will all be held under the blanket term ‘terrorists’.

Rule 7. When you say ‘Hezbollah’ there is a statutory requirement to add ‘supported by Syria (or Iran)’.

Rule 8. When you say ‘Israel’ you must NEVER add ‘supported by the USA, Britain, or any other European country.’ Nothing must be said that suggests that Israel has more arms including nuclear weapons than the rest of the Arab world in total or that it is in open defiance of scores of U.N resolutions despite American vetoes.

Rule 9. If mentioning ‘Israel’ you must never mention the terms ‘Israeli Occupied Territories’, ‘UN resolutions’, ‘Geneva Conventions’, ‘Human Rights’. This could unnecessarily distress television watchers, radio listeners and newspaper readers in the West.

Rule 10 Israelis speak better English than the Arabs do. This is why they are always allowed to comment without interruption or censure, and to always have the unchallengeable last word. This allows the Israeli and their apologists to properly explain Rules No.1 and No.9. This falls under the heading ‘neutral journalism.’

Rule 11 If you cannot comply with these rules or if you feel that the Arabs have drawn the short straw it is crystal clear that you are a dangerous anti-Semite and will be publicly exposed and ridiculed as such. You will be required to debase yourself and publicly recant.

“Statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”
- Mark Twain, Chronicle of Young Satan

“Political correctness is just another way of filtering the truth." - Sir Peter Hall, Theatre Director.

Here's freedom to him who would speak
Here's freedom to him who would write,
For there's none ever feared that the truth should be heard,
Except he who the truth would indict.-
Robert Burns