Wednesday, October 13, 2010

YouTube Bad for Israel

First there was footage of the flotilla on YouTube, now it's individual soldiers.  There have been several YouTube videos lately, by Israeli soldiers, that have embarrassed Israel.  Several have mocked Arab prisoners, although it is not known if all of them are real.  But it is a problem.
Even if faked, it highlights the extent to which some Israeli soldiers have dehumanized their Palestinian foes, said Dana Zimmerman of Yesh Din. [Israeli rights group]

"Whether it's real or not — once it seems OK or cool or funny to have detained human beings with their eyes blindfolded in degrading positions — it says a really bad thing about our society," Zimmerman said.

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