Lies and Innuendo Rule

FILE - Israeli soldiers deploy near the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Lies, innuendo, and propaganda have always played an important role in political manipulation.Unfortunately, the proliferation of modern mass media and the multiplication of sources (real and fabricated) have given the manipulators far greater opportunity to achieve their objectives.A case in point: the ability of the extremist Israeli settler organizations to make the Palestinians (whom the settlers oppress) their unwitting pawns in a campaign to seize properties of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In the process, …

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