Oct. 11, 2015
Bar Ilan University’s Edy Cohen asks, “Where’s the coverage?”
The burning of the church in Bethlehem was a despicable and racist act against a marginalized community who lived peacefully in this country before the arrival of the Muslims. The blackout from the Palestinian side is understandable. That’s what Arab countries who live under dictatorship do. But the question must be asked today why there was a media blackout in Israel when Palestinian terrorists burned a church in Bethlehem while we heard condemnations from all sides when the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish in Tiberias was burned down a few months ago. One of the reporters said the matter was not interesting, another senior reporter told me that if it was a Jew was that did it I would have reported on it straight away and they would be preparing a panel on CNN about it.