When I hear of "activists" I think of my past as a Jewish student activist in New York demonstrating for Israel and against the antisemitic policies of communist USSR. By calling Arab terrorists "activists" the Israeli news editors are dumping me and my friends from SSSJ (Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry) in the same boat as Arab terrorist murderers.
Before I even got a chance to blog about it, I saw a new euphemism:
"homemade projectiles"This is what the Arab terrorists themselves, on the Al Qassam website, call the deadly weapons they launch at Israel.
That brings me back to an old complaint, headlines like the following:
They make me wonder if it's all just a matter of "spontaneous combustion." Picture it. missiles, bombs, weapons just suddenly appearing, exploding, "raining" on Israeli towns and homes, as if sent by some god...
Instead, it is being revealed that there aren't any real differences between the new "Arab spring" rulers and the ones they've replaced. Ruthie Blum's most recent Israel Hayom article is about how the Arabs think of the United States and Israel.
The Arab springboard
It is not for nothing that jihadists refer to the U.S. as the “Great Satan” and to Israel as the “Small Satan.”
Words are very powerful. We're not going to win the information war if we don't use the right terminology.