15 November '16..
On July 15, 2016, after the truck ramming that killed 84 people in Nice, France, Agence France Presse (AFP) released a report entitled, "When Vehicles Become Weapons". It is the duty of a large news agency such as AFP to list, for its customers, examples of countries that are suffering from vehicular terrorism.
Concerning Israel, we can read in the third paragraph: "In Israel and the Palestinian territories, car-ramming attacks have featured heavily in a wave of violence that has killed at least 215 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese since October last year".
A naïve reader might understand that in Israel and Palestinian territories, Jews and Muslims -- or Israelis and Palestinians -- find it amusing to use their vehicles to kill innocent passersby. He might think also that Jews are far better players of this gamer than are Muslims, because they killed "215 Palestinians" against only "34 Israelis."
As the website Honest Reporting noticed:
"In fact, the total number of Israelis who have committed car ramming attacks against Palestinians is exactly zero, but a reader would have no way of knowing that. To the contrary, the AFP's language gives the incorrect appearance that more Palestinians are targeted by car ramming attacks than Israelis."
Biased information about Israel in the French press is not an episodic occurrence. It is a systematic one. The main engine of this biased information industry is blatantly the Agence France Presse.
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