Ted Belman: He supported the Disengagement/Expulsion before he was against it
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 5:39:19 PM
With this in mind, I recently wrote a Talkback to one of Ted Belman's columns on Israel National News (http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/8221):
2. Belman, a supporter of the Expulsion, should be shunned.
Now he will pop up here and say this was just a momentary consideration of an alternative. It wasn't.
sk, USA (04/09/08)
Ted is the current editor of Israpundit, which is supposed to be conservative and pro-Israel. What does he say to my #2?
SK, you are lying
Ted Belman, (06/09/08)
But am I lying, or is Belman? You can decide by reviewing the attached PDFs from the time of the Disengagement/Expulsion/Pogrom. I have numbered them according to the date. However, before the first file, Belman had made many arguments in favor of the Disengagement. When he said "I'm Back" that supposedly meant that he had reconsidered. Evidently, he hadn't. In the last file, we see his last word on the matter before it concluded:
I don't see disengagement as a reward for terror. I see it as in Israel's best interest. Gaza was a burden and not a benefit. Israel is stronger for having gotten out. Stronger to deal with terror and stronger to resist pressure. The hated Roadmap will now be used as a shield. The Pals must fulfill their obligations before before the second stage comes up. All attemps by the Quartet to bypass their Roadmap should be resisted.
Posted by: Ted Belman on August 20, 2005 08:34 AM
My point here is not to bash Belman, even though he called me a liar. Rather, it is to insist on some basic level of integrity in the actions of journalists and political pundits. "Business as usual" must end. When someone is employed for his knowledge and analytical ability but turns out to have been wrong and refuses to admit that he was wrong, we must stop him in his tracks. We cannot allow pundits to hide their history of bad ideas and wrong calls. We certainly cannot allow them to help create a political reality that consists of a fog of lies and wishful thinking.
01-Israpundit_ IÆm Back.pdf
02-Israpundit_ Stop Blaming Sharon.pdf
03-Israpundit_ Is there really a deal with Bush.pdf
04-Israpundit_ The Gaza Withdrawal and Israel's Permanent Dilemma.pdf
05-Israpundit_ Stop Blaming Sharon, Con'd.pdf
I have tried three times to respond directly in talkback form to Belman on Israel National News (www.israelnationalnews.com), and none of these responses have been posted. Some will know that censorship at INN has become a visible area of controversy--and yes, I have joined that controversy. The Belmans of the world are propped up by censoring those who attempt to expose them. Thank Baruch Gordon, English-language editor of Israel National News, who permits this "unauthorized" censorship to continue and who is dragging his feet on creating an official censorship policy that would be properly enforced. Jeez, even Haaretz looks good in comparison (though NOT the Jerusalem Post under the execrable David Horovitz).