Someone’s lying

Someone’s lying

A news item in the January 31 Jewish Standard (“Terror attacks in West Bank doubled but toll dropped”) reported that according to the Shin Bet, Israel’s general security service, Arab terrorists attacks in the West Bank more than doubled last year to 1,271, up from 578 in 2012. Five Israelis were murdered and dozens injured in last year’s attacks.

The very same week, Secretary of State John Kerry said (in a Munich press conference on February 1) that “last year, not one Israeli was killed by a Palestinian from the West Bank.” And Thomas Friedman (in his February 5 column in the New York Times) claimed that the Palestinian Arabs are now carrying out an intifada “not with stones or suicide bombers, but one propelled by nonviolent resistance and economic boycott.”

Somebody is lying, and it’s not the statistics.