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March 13, 2012
Another Fake Photo
A fake photo... injured Palestinian child... smears Israel... circulated on Twitter by UN employee... yep, sounds about right, i.e., business as usual for the UN, Palestinian 'activists' and their useful idiots (see below).
The Blaze | March 13, 2012
U.N. Media Employee Caught Tweeting Misleading Photo of Bloody Palestinian Child - From 2006
By Billy Hallowell
A U.N. media official is under fire after tweeting a graphic image of an injured child and attributing it to recent Israeli air strikes on Gaza. While the photo, at first glance, certainly offers up a tragic sense of what war costs the men, women and children who live through it, the image is apparently years old and had nothing to do with Israeli actions.
But before we get into the gritty details, here is the controversial photo:
Khulood Badawi, who Honest Reporting says works as an Information and Media Coordinator for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, is responsible for sending the photo out on Twitter. In a message disparaging to Israel, she wrote, "Palestine is bleeding. Another child killed by #Israel. Another father carrying his child to a grave in #Gaza."
Here's the problem: The photo is apparently from 2006 and has no relation whatsoever to Israel (or violence for that matter). While it was sent on March 10, the tweet is still present on Badawi's account and has been shared by many other users, including activist and filmmaker Diana Alzeer.
On Monday, Honest Reporting wrote that the photo, "...was proven to have originated in 2006 and to have had nothing at all to do with Israeli action. This photo is now the top tweet for #Gaza, with over 300 retweets. It is completely false." More here...
"I don't think he has to check with Obama. It's his decision, it's Netanyahu's decision. Obama set this up when he had David Cameron calling around to individual senators lobbying against the various pieces of sanctions legislation against Iran that are being discussed. Once you get one foreign leader in on one side of the debate, why is anyone surprised that another foreign leader with actually a much higher stake in the outcome than David Cameron – why is anyone surprised that he wants to weigh in?"
~ Former US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, defending House Speaker John Boehner's recent invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress (more here).