US: Poisoning attempt against Israeli stabbing suspect
Associated Press
Published: 30.12.10, 13:58
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1. Why doesnt' the media mention that he's an Arab?
Alexander ,   NJ USA/Israel   (12.30.10)
Arab Israeli's are so proud of having their Arab title, yet when it comes to criminals like this guy they are quick to leave him as just Israeli. Media bias strikes again...
2. #1 Because he's still an Israeli
Tahl ,   Ashdod   (12.30.10)
I am the last one to defend the hypocrite world media, but in this case I believe your argument is wrong. There is no reason to make a fuss about Abuelazam's ethnicity when it is irrelevant. What matters is whether or not a criminal is an alien to America. In this case he is not, so they indicate his Israeli citizenship. American Jews are also proud of their Jewish title (and rightly so), and yet the American media does not mention the Judaism of Jewish American criminals. Bernie Madoff, Mark Rich and Jonathan Pollard were mentioned in the media as ordinary American citizens. The American people knew to make the connection to these criminals' Judaism, and similarly I trust them to make the connection to this criminal's Arabness. But this is not the media's job.
3. # 1 - Correct
Paul ,   NY   (12.30.10)
4. He's an Arab not jewish .the meda doesn't mention it
rachel ,   usa   (12.30.10)
More Israel bashing
5. #2 Incorrect
Logic ,   Israel   (12.30.10)
Tahl, the NYTimes kept mentioning his Jewish background over and over again like a broken record.
6. #2 Tahl
Logic ,   Israel   (12.30.10)
I was talking about Madoff, not this guy.
7. Let's be fair
BEN JABO ,   ISRAEL   (12.30.10)
Would you prefer that the Media stressed that a Jewish Criminal is a Jew ? He's an Arab-Israeli, and still a nogoodnik
8. He was violent and the PA let him off so he could be violent
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (12.30.10)
in America. So nice the PA, now Americans are dead.
9. He is an Arab and Muslim. He changed his
Moshe ,   Netanya   (12.31.10)
name. He is NOT a citizen of Israel because he is not holding and treveling with Israel passport. That's all you have to know.
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