Thank you to the editor of Yated for responding. It shows that indeed you care!
Reporters make news. Reporters are the frontline officers in the media War.
Shtika KeHodaya Damia, It is not the settlers per say that we must promote. The Settlers and the hilltop youth are battling for Torah. Am Yisroel must unite for that Torah battle.
The Gedoilim have called for Machsom PI, Closing ones mouth for Lashon Hara.
Silence when words must be spoken is also Lashon Hara.
Eicha? How can we silently allow the destruction of the property of thousands of Jews without condemning it..How are we silent when the next round of destruction is being planned? Our silence makes us accomplices to a degree and we are Chayav BeDinei Shamayim. It's like the witness that doesn't testify. It's like the Ox that has a history of goring and you allow him to gore one more time. Why do we learn Gemorrah if not to act when necessary???
Being that the religious papers have wide circulation and do not have reporters on site to get a more balanced picture, Arutz7 has an obligation to allow articles of this nature to be reprinted in the religious press in order that a more balanced picture be presented for Torah's sake. I am not addressing the compensation matter to Arutz7 which of course is important and in my opinion should be addressed. I suspect this is part of the reason that they have not given permission for you to reprint. . However, when the lives of Jews are at stake Am Yisroel must act as one to fight the Media War against us and monetary matters comes secondary.
This having been said, I am sure Yated and the other papers can use material from blogs and individuals who are more than willing to explain their side of the story for free.
The great influence of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah and the Religious papers can be shown in the following scenario.
Each individual, man women and child are and should be foot soldiers. If for example, you get each Yeshiva student and their parents writing a letter to Obama saying that ERetz Yisroel belongs to Hashem and it is our Biblical inheritance and it was PROMISED to Am Yisroel and that we are commanded to keep the Mitzvoth of the Land which will in turn bring peace and blessings to humanity, that will make a big Kiddush Hashem! Torah Umesorah and the Rabbanim with Torah Umesorah that meet with Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah on a regular basis can network with the Yeshivoth and network with the Jewish Media to make this a big news item, then there is no question that Obama's message in Cairo would be openly refuted. After all doesn't each school child learn in Chumash "Ki BeYitckok Yikareh Lecha Zera", and "Velo Yerash ben Haama im Yitzchok... (paraphrased).
This is not merely a matter of fair reporting. This is a matter of TORAH!
The time has come to seriously and openly address the Svara that holds that until Moshiach comes we must not settle the Land. The Satmar Mayor naively writes to President Obama that he supports his efforts to establish a peaceful solution in the Middle East. In writing this sounds idylic and supports the Satmar ideology not to settle the Land until Moshiach comes.
Practically, Mayor Wieder is giving Obama the green light to give away parts of Eretz Yisroel to Sonei Yisroel whose ideology is even worse than Hitler Yemach Shemo. Hitler didn't promote and teach that committing suicide to exterminate the Jews is a Holy act - Jihad. He merely promoted exterminating the Jews. All 6,000,000 of them. . The Mufti of Jerusalem yemach shemo was in cahoots with Hiter Yemach Shemo. Does Mayor Wieder of Kiryas Yoel realize that he is alligning himself and aiding the partners of Amalek? Is this Authentic Torah as he suggests in his letter?????
Date: Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: INN news items worthy of front page in your paper. PLEASE Read talkbacks as well.
To: Robin Ticker <email@example.com>
Our paper doesn't subscribe to the JTA. It would be helpful if Arutz 7 would permit us to reprint their news items. Thanks.
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From: Robin Ticker
Dear Activist list, amv'sh
The mainstream Jewish Media does not usually report the truth that puts settlers in a favorable light or attempts to explain and validate or justify their struggle and simply ignores news that shows discrimination in a justice system that is biased against them. The Jewish Sentinal even had the nerve to be critical of the fact that the settlers also described in the news as radical extremists, unlawful, Anti State , Messianic extremists and violent who wish to kill Arabs and compare them with Hamas militants avoid reading the mainstream press. ( I don't remember if the Jewish Sentinal in this particular article equated them with Hamas militants and as individuals with violent tendencies who would love nothing better than to kill Arabs but the other descriptions were there. There is no doubt that the press has painted the settlers as Jews that love to sing "Am Yisroel CHai, all Arabs should die".
If the mainstream press doesn't print their side of the news than what else can we expect? Where should we get the news that accurately describes the situation? ?Arutz7 seems to be one of the few sources with excellent reporting as shown below and even they won't print the whole story if it makes the Rabbis look bad.
Please email some of the mainstream Jewish Media editors and complain of lopsided reporting. Please ask them to print articles such as the ones below presenting the settlers and their opposition to a 2 State Solution based on Biblical entitlement in a favorable light on front page. Why do they need to rely on JTA for ttheir cover stories which is generally unfavorable to Yehudah and the Shomron and emphasizes reciprocity. The Torah, to quote Rav Amnon Yitzchok is not only for the Orthodox or Dati Jew. It is for Chilonim as well. Speaking of our Biblical Heritage is for Chilonim as well. Rav Amnon Yitzchok said he'd rather be a Chiloni that keeps Torah and Mitzvoth then a Chareidi that doesn't.
The News doesn't only report the News it also creates the News and Publisher and reporters have a responsibility to speak the Truth and not a distortion of the truth.
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Date: Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 6:05 AM
Subject: INN posts worthy of front page in your paper. PLEASE Read talkbacks as well.
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