5 thoughts on “Israeli Hearing on Deporting Maan Reporter – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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    1. Extreme hypocrisy is not a psychiatric diagnosis, and the symptoms are not consistent with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia.

      The clear psychiatric diagnosis for Israel as an entity is Narcissistic Personality Disorder in association with Antisocial Personality Disorder. Look ’em up in your DSM – IV.


      A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy…as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
      1.has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
      2.is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
      3.believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
      4.requires excessive admiration
      5.has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
      6.is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
      7.lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
      8.is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
      9.shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

      Antisocial Personality Disorder:

      A pervasive pattern of disregard for and the rights of others…as indicated by three (or more) of the following:
      1.failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest;
      2.deceitfulness, as indicated by repeatedly lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure;
      3.impulsivity or failure to plan ahead;
      4.irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults;
      5.reckless disregard for safety of self or others;
      6.consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations;
      7.lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another.

      Deceit and manipulation are considered essential features of the disorder. Therefore, it is essential in making the diagnosis to collect material from sources other than the individual being diagnosed.

      1. Regardless of the source or cause, it’s very unsettling that there has been so little publicity or coverage of this appalling situation anywhere in the media. Why is it that people are so willing to give up their free access to information? Why will they not speak up and insist on a free and honest news media? An American journalist is being silenced in “the only real democracy in the middle east, blah blah blah”, and where is the uproar?

        i do not care if the entire Israeli government is foaming-at-the-mouth bonkers, what I do care about is what they’re doing to this young journalist (and hey, there is a whole list of other stuff, but that’s for another thread).

  1. I think they’re motivated by fear. Any country that attempts to censor its media, its journalists, its internet access or actively moves to deport or prevent those it deems “undesirable” has a lot to hide. Hypocrisy may be part of it, but looking at the situation on a more down-to-earth level convinces me that it’s more than just Israel worrying about its image. Israel’s image is already badly soiled, so trying to silence dissent over its past deeds is the equivalent of locking up the barn after the horses already have escaped. What I see here is far more ominous, that Israel is buttoning up because it is making some plans to do some very, very nasty things and wants to keep them as secret as possible.

    In other words, they’re trying to silence Malsin for what he will doubtless say in the future.

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