The murder of Alexander Levlovich

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By Jon Sutz, Editor, SaveTheWest.com

An extension of “Chronology of Palestinian attacks during the Third Intifada”

(1) About Alexander Levlovich and his murder

(2) So what kinds of “news” items did Huffington Post publish on its front page and World page, instead of this one?

(3) How does Huffington Post’s decision to ignore this story compare with the coverage that it provides to Palestinians, Islamist terrorists, animals and others who meet with misfortune?


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(1) About Alexander Levlovich and his murder

alexanderJerusalem: On September 13, 2015 Palestinian terrorists attacked the car being driven by Alexander Levlovich, 64, with rocks, while he was on his way home from a Rosh Hashana dinner.  As a result of this attack, he lost control of his vehicle, crashed, and was killed. Two passengers in the car were lightly injured.

From the New York Times:

A Jewish man died early Monday morning after attackers pelted the road he was driving on with rocks as he was returning home from a dinner celebrating Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, the Israeli authorities said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an emergency meeting to discuss rock-throwing, mostly by Palestinian youths.

The man was identified in local news reports as Alexander Levlovich, 64. His death was reported as the police and Palestinian youths clashed for a second day at a contested holy site in Jerusalem, amid tensions over increased visits by Jews for Rosh Hashana. The two-day holiday began at sundown on Sunday.

A statement from the Israeli police said the assailants were throwing stones on Sunday night on a road that runs between a Palestinian and Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem. The police said the stone-throwing “led to a self-inflicted accident,” as the man lost control of the car and smashed into a pole. […]

Ynet, an Israeli news site, quoted a woman who said that she was a passenger in the car and that it crashed after being hit by a thrown object. The site did not identify the woman.

From YNet [emphasis added]:

The Shin Bet and police forces arrested four Palestinian teens (16-19) suspected of playing a role in the stone-throwing attack on Rosh Hashanah that killed Israeli Alexander Levlovich, it was released for publication Saturday night. […] Levlovich was killed on the eve of the Jewish New Year on his way home from dinner with family. The four Palestinians are accused of throwing stones at his vehicle, causing him to lose control and crash into a telephone pole. During questioning, the four said they went out that evening with purpose, prepared to throw rocks at passing vehicles specifically on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.

From Israel National News:

Levlovich’s son, Nir, came to the site [of his father’s murder] to speak as part of the Israeli hasbara (advocacy) effort. He told Arutz Sheva that while he “dived straight in” to the tour, it was his first time visiting the place his father was killed.

“There are feelings of sadness, feelings of loss,” he said. “I think that’s the most precise word for the situation we’re in. In one moment, the most important person in your life is gone and you feel loss and you ask yourself why. Why did this happen? Why is this the situation you or we are facing? My father’s death is not a private death,” Nir said, describing the meaning of his father’s murder. “We felt that at the shiva. It’s already become part of Israeli culture, and in Israeli culture death and mourning are a part, but sometimes you can stop and change course.”


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(2) So what kinds of “news” items did Huffington Post publish on its front page and World page, instead of this one?

The Huffington Post ignored the story of Alexander’s murder. This means that the story never appeared on its front page or World page, and thus, anyone who gets their news only from these top pages at HuffPost would have not been made aware of this murder.

So what kinds of “news” stories, then, did HuffPost’s editors decide were more worthy of appearing on its front page and World page, during the two days that followed Alexander’s murder (September 14-15)?  Here’s a sampling:

September 15: HuffPost decided that a “news” story about masturbation was worthy of positioning as “news” on its front page; the murder of Alexander Levlovich… not:

09-15-2015 FPHL 16-04 - masturbationSeptember 14: HuffPost decided that a freakishly large pumpkin made into a boat is front-page “news”; the murder of Alexander Levlovich… not:

09-15-2015 FPHL 16-04 - farmer in giant pumpkin

September 15: HuffPost decided that a story about the use of a vulgar word in a 700-year-old court document is front-page “news”; the murder of Alexander Levlovich… not:

09-14-2015 FPHL 14-48 - historic nonsense TOP

September 15: To HuffPost, a polar bear’s “shocking appearance” is front-page news; the murder of Alexander Levlovich… not:

09-15-2015 WPHL 16-05 - HP weeps for polar bear

September 15: “Hot married sex” habit:

09-14-2015 FPHL 14-48 - hot married sex


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(3) How does Huffington Post’s decision to ignore this story compare with the coverage that it provides to Palestinians, terrorists, animals and others who meet with misfortune?

Here is a sampling of the prominent, sympathetic, graphic coverage that HuffPost provides to:


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