New HBO Series Misinforms Viewers on Conflict

In its effort to draw moral equivalence, HBO left out some of the most important facts

By David Lazarus | | Topics: Media Bias
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A new HBO series titled “Our Boys” compares the kidnapping and murder of three young Jewish teenagers (Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah) in 2014 with the murder of a Palestinian youth, Muhammad Abu Chadir.

Chadir was killed by a young Jewish man who pleaded guilty to taking the life of the Palestinian in an act of vengeance for what had happened to the three Israeli teens. What the world will not see from the HBO series is that in Israel there was outrage and universal condemnation of the killing of the Palestinian youth from one end of the Israeli political spectrum to the other, as well as throughout Israeli society. Everyone was disgusted by it and disavowed the murderer.

On the other side, the terrorists who kidnapped and brutally executed the three Israeli teens received honors from the Palestinian Authority, and throughout the Palestinian-controlled territories candies were handed out in celebration of their barbarism. The Palestinian killers became heroes, and their families continue to receive monthly payments as part of the sadistic “pay-to-slay” policy of the Palestinian Authority, which offers financial reward to the families of anyone who attacks or kills Jews.

The HBO series is a cynical propaganda stunt that takes advantage of the pain of the families who lost their precious children and uses it to present a distorted picture of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that only serves their anti-Israel agenda.

While Israel does its best to fight Palestinian terror, the leadership of the Palestinians continues to promote and support the killing even of innocent youth and children. Take this week’s ruthless murder of 17-year-old Rina Shnerb, who was simply out hiking with her family. 

Millions of viewers around the world will get a very slanted picture of what is really going on in the conflict because HBO and the creators of this series care more about their ratings and how they can make money off anti-Israel sentiment at the expense of truth.

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