Sorry, Charley, but it doesn't really help enough to add those quotation marks. The article continues without them. I'm not interested in searching the internet to find out where they took the line from. Whoever put it up on Arutz 7 does get a salary and should do at least minimal editing. I find the phrase highly offensive.Holiday greetings were fired from Gaza as terrorists launched a barrage of rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel Monday.
On Simchat Torah, Israeli citizens were attacked by Arab terrorists who had "launched a barrage of rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel." That's the news. Don't try to be "cute." Be professional and accurate!
The Jewish Press was no better.
*And what is that line I put in italics supposed to mean? Again, I ask where the editors are! You're not doing yourselves a favor by skimping on professional editors. Editors must do more than just check spelling, not just relying on automatic computerized spellchecks. Editors must make sure that the content makes sense and is consistent with the general message of the newspaper.GOOD THING THEY DIDN'T HAVE DOVES
On Saturday, at noon, local Jews out on a walk at the Aner springs west of the village of Neria in Samaria were attacked by dozens of Arabs throwing rocks, Tazpit reported. The official reason for the Arabs to be in the area was the olive harvest. What can be more peaceful than the olive harvest? And yet, despite the peaceful properties assigned to the olive, despite all those olive branches everywhere – those Arab olive pickers put down the olives and picked up the rocks.
We Jews sometimes would do that to people, get in them the urge to throw things at us.*
And these two news sites are among the best in terms of their editorial policy, pro-Jewish life in the Land of Israel... If they include such lines in their articles and headlines, what can we expect from the Leftists?
Israel is a country under attack by Arab terrorists on our borders and in our Land. They are supported by foreign countries, organizations and the media here and abroad. The media is very powerful. I find it very disappointing when I can't even rely on new sites such as Arutz 7 and the Jewish Press to publish well-written articles.
We're at war for our very survival. I blog, as a media volunteer. I have no budget and very little time. I expect that the professional, meaning paid, businesses should do a better, yes, more professional and more competent job than I do.
The weapons the Arabs launch against us aren't jokes. They are potentially dangerous. G-d has been busy protecting us. Maybe that's why the media makes jokes, calling the weapons "rain," and "gifts." I don't see this as good journalism, unless you support the Arab terrorists.