Survey: should we engage in war crimes?

Posted: January 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: media, racism | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Israel demanded recently that the US will act to stop “incitement by Palestinian Authority’s officials”. A noble cause no doubt, but what about racism and incitement in Israel?

For example, what would we say if a poll by Iranian or Palestinian television station presented the public with the option of completely destroying Israel? Because this is exactly what Keshet (Channel 2) – Israel’s most watched networked – did on their site’s daily poll today.

To the question “what is your opinion on Iron Dome (Israel’s new anti-missile project), the possible answers were: (a) It’s about time; (b) I don’t trust it; (c) we need negotiations; (d) destroy Gaza.


Right now, 51 percent of the people who answered the survey chose option D. But the real problem is that nobody should post such surveys to begin with, just as you don’t ask your readers if they support rape.


(hat tip: 7th eye)