Christopher Jon Bjerknes
Max Nordau stated at the First Zionist Conference in 1897:
"'If you have to drown a dog,' says the proverb, 'you must first declare him to be mad.'"
Jews often accuse their accuser in an effort to avoid the accusation. Note the Israeli spin in the following news reports:
The Israelis attempt to change the subject of their illegal aggression against the aid ship carrying Cynthia McKinney, to an attack on the motives of its mission. In order to justify drowning the humanitarian mission, the Jews call it mad.
The Jews claim the motivation of the aid shipment was not humanitarian, but rather public relations, as if those two concerns were mutually exclusive. They are not. It is logically consistent for an aid mission to be both the transport of humanitarian aid and a public relations effort to raise international awareness of the plight of a suffering people, which public relations effort is in itself is an humanitarian effort meant to bring relief to a victimized people.
Israelis often defame the Palestinians and try to blame them for what the Israelis are doing to the Palestinians, and the Israelis often deny the suffering they are willfully inflicting on the Palestinians, which unjustly harms the image of the Palestinians in the court of public opinion. To counter Israeli propaganda by drawing attention to the plight of the Palestinians at the hands of the Israelis is in itself an humanitarian effort meant to bring aid and relief to the suffering Palestinians.
It is the Israelis who have brought this story to the headlines by illegally capturing a prominent American who served in the Congress of the United States. I hope that the public relations campaign to expose the plight of the Palestinians is quite successful, as successful as it is just and necessary. The Israelis are helping it along!
Note that the Israelis instinctively believe that a public relations campaign must have a sinister purpose. Why is that?