THE TRUTH IS HARMLESS IF IT IS CENSORED

Look at the photo of the man below…. does he look dangerous? Well, he is! He is a Jewish journalist that dares to speak the truth about Israel. That is FORBIDDEN according to the 11th Commandment….’Thou Shalt Lie In Order To Protect The Occupation’.

Jared Malsin refused to do that. He wrote the truth…. read below what the consequences were….

The case of Jared Malsin – expelled by Israel

By Ayman Mohyeldin

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It probably has not made the headlines in most press around the world, but Israel has recently decided to expel an American journalist working for the respected Ma’an News Agency, based out of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

For the first time in a week, journalist Jared Malsin was allowed to use his mobile phone on Wednesday morning to inform Ma’an that he was being placed onto an El Al flight to Prague

The case of Jared Malsin has implications for foreign journalists who work in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). When the story of his detention first emerged, I spoke to a diplomatic source with knowledge of the case. He told me, Jared’s deportation was politically motivated based on his work.

Israeli officials I have called regarding this case have provided any explanation regarding the deportation. From court documents attributed to the Ma’an News Agency, Israel is deporting Jared on “security” grounds that stem from his political beliefs.

Interrogators gathered online research into [Jared’s] writing history, which the transcripts indicate included news stories, “criticizing the State of Israel” among other allegations that he “authored articles inside the territories”

This could have serious ramifications for journalists who work and cover the OPT, and who are sometimes critical of the policies carried out against Palestinians by the self-proclaimed Jewish State.

International journalists have come to Jared’s defense.

As if the daily physical risks of working in Israel/Palestine were not hard enough, now the Israeli government is willing to go to greater lengths to silence those who are critical of its Occupation.

Source via Uruknet

Related article from Ma’an News Agency

Malsin: No such thing as voluntary deportation

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“I thought it was a formality. In retrospect I wish I hadn’t signed it. I believe the prison guards were extremely manipulative, misleading, mendacious in the way they dealt with me,” stated Jared. (Maan Images)
Upon landing in New York on Thursday, Ma’an News Agency’s Jared Malsin, a US citizen, said Interior Ministry staff pressured him into dropping a legal challenge against his deportation order just two hours after his lawyer left for the day.

After signing a hand-written letter that Malsin said he believed was a “formality,” ministry staff sent the paper to District Judge Kobi Vardi, who had presided over Malsin’s case, and the judge decided to lift the stay of deportation order.

A motion from Ma’an attorney Castro Daoud, requesting that his client’s hearing continue in his absence, was filed and pending decision as the ruling to expel the journalist was made.

Malsin was subsequently placed onto an El Al flight to New York. “None of this was my decision,” he emphasized in a phone interview minutes after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport early Thursday morning local time, rejecting reports that he left Israel voluntarily. “There’s no such thing as a voluntary deportation. I was deported, period.”

Hours earlier, in an armored car en route to the plane, Malsin said he was unaware there were legal implications to the paper. “I had no idea I was waving anything, no clue,” he said, explaining how Interior Ministry officials coerced him into creating a legal document to withdraw his case without an attorney present, and offered a misleading explanation over what he was signing.

The document apparently indicated Malsin was leaving the facility “without personal coercion.” But Malsin said he was under the impression that the papers he signed would allow him to simply leave the airport while his case continued in Israel.

Indeed, Daoud had filed such a motion in Tel Aviv shortly before Malsin was instructed to sign the papers. Justice Vardi had called for a hearing on Malsin’s case on Tuesday, and when no date was set for the proceedings by the afternoon, Malsin and Daoud decided to seek permission for him to leave the detention center as the hearing went forward. Daoud had previously indicated concern that Malsin’s case was being dragged out, putting pressure on the journalist to leave before a legal decision was made.

In an e-mail from Malsin to Ma’an staff sent upon his arrival to his parents’ home in New Hampshire, he said, about the paper, “I thought it was a formality. In retrospect I wish I hadn’t signed it. I believe the prison guards were extremely manipulative, misleading, mendacious in the way they dealt with me,” he said, but “I’m just so relieved to be out.”

Israel’s explanation

Malsin’s deportation was met with mixed reactions from Israeli officials.

Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Hadad told The Associated Press that Malsin raised security suspicions during an investigation upon his arrival. Hadad told the AP it was for these reasons that Malsin was being deported.

Then she told Israel’s Hebrew-language Yedioth Ahronoth that he had voluntarily left Israel, adding, “I guess he didn’t like it [detention] and chose to leave the country.”

Allegations of Malsin being a security risk were made even at the start of the deportation process, with documents alleging Malsin’s failure to cooperate with Israeli intelligence officers constituting such a threat.

The same day Hadad told the AP Malsin was a security threat, however, she was quoted by Reuters and the Washington Post as denying Malsin was refused a visa for political or security reasons.

Both rationales fit with some of the allegations in the court documents filed by the attorney general, but neither explanation took the full range of charges into account. Among the Interior Ministry’s complaints were that Malsin had authored articles “inside the [Palestinian] territories,” including some “criticizing the State of Israel.”

Early in Malsin’s detention, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman, Mark Regev, told the BBC that the allegations Malsin was being held because of his status as a journalist were “absurd.”


Support for Malsin’s case

While Regev denied Malsin’s deportation had anything to do with journalism, international press associations condemned the detention as a violation of press freedom from the beginning.

“We condemn this intolerable violation of press freedom,” said Aidan White, the head of the International Federation of Journalists, the largest union of media professionals worldwide.

“The ban of entry in this case appears to be as a reprisal measure for the journalist’s independent reporting and that is unacceptable,” he said. “This kind of interference has no place in a democracy.”

9 Comments

  1. January 22, 2010 at 19:38

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  2. January 22, 2010 at 21:15

    […] Look at the photo of the man below…. does he look dangerous? Well, he is! He is a Jewish journalist that dares to speak the truth about Israel. That is FORBIDDEN according to the 11th Commandment….’Thou Shalt Lie In Order To Protect The Occupation’. https://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/the-truth-is-harmless-if-it-is-censored/ […]

  3. zionazis! said,

    January 23, 2010 at 04:06

    Oy vey! How dare he tell the truth! How dare he expose us with the obvious! Now back to the peace process,.. Hey Schlomo get me another phosphorous bomb! I thought I saw some Plestinian kids playing there. When we are done the rest of the goyim will be next

  4. George said,

    January 23, 2010 at 21:06

    Better then having an aciddent I suppose, being deported that is.

  5. Hairesis said,

    January 23, 2010 at 23:11

    Yeah George…

  6. Jen said,

    January 24, 2010 at 03:26

    Wow now I know why self-hating Jews are dangerous … they tell the truth.

  7. Len Giles said,

    January 25, 2010 at 00:23

    The Greek philosopher Socrates once said:
    “If the truth hurts, do not blame others, blame yourself”.
    Len Giles

  8. biblar said,

    January 26, 2010 at 21:48

    It never stops unfortunately; if one is brave enough to tell the truth and nothing but the truth.

    Ironically, if one is Jewish and one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors and tells it exactly as it really is; one has to be anti-Semitic and a disgrace; who is “abusing” his position as a Holocaust survivor. ( what on earth ? )

    I seriously ask myself; can hardline Jewish lobby groups/zionists become any more ludicrous, or dangerous? It makes me want to weep.

    The only positive aspect I can envision; is that the more ludicrous they become, the sooner the US and others will eventually stop seeing Israel through rose tinted spectacles and will finally stop supporting Israeli war crimes.

    http://www.scottishpsc.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3176:sunday-herald-auschwitz-survivor-israel-acts-like-nazis&catid=545:zionist-exploitation&Itemid=200514

  9. Ozzy said,

    January 29, 2010 at 11:40

    If this story about Jared Malsin is true, then Jared Malsin is very brave indeed.
    Unlike liars like Michael Weiner , Michael Meved, and the ‘great one’.
    God bless Jared Malsin.
    God dam the lying back stabbing neo-cons Michael Weiner , Michael Meved, and the ‘great one’ to hell. And they goy puppets, Sean Vaniity and hush bimbow. F those lying sons of political whores.


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