Do you remember a few years ago – 2000 actually – when there was all that increased violence in Israel because Israel had killed a 12 year old boy? It was caught on camera by a French new team. The Palestinians retaliated, and everyone from Bin Laden (quoting the event as one of the reasons for 911) and his dog were outraged by it. Well, I just read this article by Melanie Phillips from the Standpoint Online who have published the results of a court case in which France 2 (the state-funded TV station who originally broadcast the 55-second film) has lost a libel case which inadvertently has brought to light that the 12 year old boys death was fabricated.
Why is this important? Well I think it forces us to challenge a number of things:
1) the reality & authenticity of documentary news
2) the agenda of pro-Palestinian/anti-semitic news
An astonishing article – please read!