Saturday, March 10, 2018

How “Palestine” Becomes A Country Without Much Effort At All - by Sheri Oz

...I serve as a reviewer for psychology papers submitted for consideration for publication in two or three journals. My experience has been that even when I point out such errors as calling “Palestine” a country or an illegal occupation, regardless of whatever other recommendations of mine are accepted, the papers are published without changing that wording. In other words — such corrections are ignored. Now why is that? Willful ignorance? Nastiness? Political correctness that means that Muslims are always right and I am wrong?

Sheri Oz..
Israel Diaries..
09 March 18..

Pro-Palestinian propaganda need not be shouted out from the rooftops or blatantly reverberate on the social media. Even a seemingly innocuous medical article that says nothing at all about Israel can become an effective propaganda tool when people are lazy, naive, do not care, or otherwise give in to the out-and-out manipulations of those who are not lazy, not naive, and do care.

For example, four Lebanese faculty at the Department of Epidemiology and Population at the American University of Beirut published a new paper entitled: “Ageing and health in the Arab region: Challenges, opportunities and the way forward“. It seems like pro-Palestinian or anti-Israeli propaganda was far from the minds of both the article authors and the editors who reviewed and accepted the article for publication.

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