Remember this False Headline Condeming Israel? Now Victim and Savior Meet After Ten Years

How many of you remember that ubiquitous photo of "an Israeli policeman and a Palestinian on the Temple Mount" published by the New York Times, AP and other news media in the year 2000?

The headlines implied that an Israeli policeman beat up a Palestinian at the Temple Mount.  The identities, as well as the place--were wrong.
The true story and correct identity of the bloodied victim were brought to light after the victim's father, Dr. Aaron Grossman, sent a letter to the New York Times stating that the young injured man was a Jew, his son Tuvia, who was, along with two friends, dragged from a taxicab on a street in Jerusalem and brutally attacked by Arabs while on the way to the Kotel (Western Wall).

This was the incident that launched the Web site Honest Reporting, and it is they who searched for the young man and the Israeli soldier in order to reunite them. 

Now, ten years after this incident, Tuvia Grossman, the young man who was stabbed and almost beaten to death by Arabs has met the Israeli soldier who saved his life (hat tip The Israel Situation).

This is what Tuvia said about his ordeal to Israel National News after it happened:
I was in a taxi on the way to the Kotel [Western Wall] and we got stoned... [They took me out of the car and beat me and] I gave a scream, and for a second they let go of me, and I said Shma Yisrael, because I thought it was all over... After they let go of me, I ran - even though I had a knife in my leg, G-d gave me the strength to run and I was able to make it up the hill where there were soldiers by the gas station and they took care of me. But I [had been] beaten for around 5 or 6 minutes with a rock on the top of my head, and I was stabbed in the back of my leg and kicked and punched all over my body."

This just goes to show two things: 1) that the world cares nothing about truth or facts.  It just rushes to condemn Israel, and 2)  Muslim Arabs are culturally and behaviorally barbarians.

The goodness in the world, the truth, the beauty--emanates from the Jews, and Israel.


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