Don't miss the graphic photos of Israeli jackboots posted with this story.
The NY Times typically referred to this ethnic cleansing as an "evacuation..." Like-- the bedouins are being removed from their ancestral homes for their own good. Yeah - right. MHG
US Media Whitewashes Israel’s Plan To Ethnically Cleanse 40,000 Of Its Arab Citizens
By Rania Khalek
December 09, 2013 "Information Clearing House
- With the Israeli government moving closer towards implementation of a massive ethnic cleansing campaign known as the Prawer-Begin Plan, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to spin the “Jewish and democratic state” as anything other than a racist experiment. But that hasn’t stopped mainstream US outlets from performing language wizardry in an attempt to distort the latest atrocity about to be committed by America’s greatest ally.
Absent outside intervention, the Prawer Plan will destroy 35 unrecognized Arab villages in the Negev (Naqab) desert, forcibly removing 40,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel from their ancestral lands. Israel will then “concentrate” them into reservation-style cities, where, as journalist Max Blumenthal recently explained, “they will be transformed into an urban proletariat to basically serve the Jewish population.” Meanwhile, Jewish-only neighborhoods will be erected over the ashes of their destroyed villages to combat the “demographic threat” posed by non-Jews in a country invested in ethnic purity.
It’s a racist campaign of dispossession and ethnic cleansing, plain and simple. But that’s not how mainstream US outlets see it.