Iconic Mideast Photo Is a Fake

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People accept this kind of photo quite readily. So why is it such a leap to consider other photos promoted by the media as fake, such as all the imagery from ?

I still contend that the people of Israel and Palestine are the most psyOped group on the planet.

Jerusalem — One week into Israel’s war with Gaza this past summer, superstar Rihanna tweeted a photo of an Israeli boy and a Palestinian boy with their arms around each other facing away from the camera: “Let’s pray for peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict!” she wrote. “Is there any hope?….”

The photo was posted as damage control after the pop star tweeted — and then eight minutes later deleted — the hashtag #FreePalestine. That initial tweet provoked an immediate barrage from Israel advocates on Twitter asking if she supported Hamas. It’s not clear to what degree the photo mollified her critics. But what Rihanna didn’t know was that the photo is actually a fake.

The boys in the picture aren’t an Israeli and a Palestinian, but two Israeli Jews.

via Iconic Mideast Photo Is a Fake — and Heartbreaking One at That – Forward.com.

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1 thought on “Iconic Mideast Photo Is a Fake

  1. aralsea

    It depends on the circumstance of the use of the picture as to whether it is “fake” or simply trying to illustrate an article. There is artwork created to accompany news articles. Sometimes it is an illustration or a photograph. Perhaps the original use of the photo was used in a middle east peace article and they wanted an image to go with it Posed for sure but they get their point across with the picture. But some people think any photograph is not posed but a real event. There is a difference between posed art and capturing a real event.

    What was wrong with Rihanna’s tweet anyway? I don’t get it?

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