Our dear friends on the wires have recently committed the sin of omission, when covering Israeli protests against the government's "behavior" in Lebanon. We're told by the Associated Press that these pictures are "reserve soldiers and activists" who are protesting "the Israeli leadership's performance during the fighting." What does the AP want us to believe? That these people are against the war, and that they are calling for Israel to hold its leaders accountable for starting war.
The reality, as usual, isn't so simple. What these reservists, according to Yoni the Blogger, are actually doing, is protesting Israel's lack of preparedness in the recent conflict with Hezbullah. The signs they're holding contain no anti-war messages. The protesters are not against what's happened in Lebanon. They merely want the army equipped with the material and provisions it needs to complete its mission successfully. So, instead of being an anti-Israeli protest against the war, these protesters are actually supporting the IDF against the ineffective and indecisive civilian leaders.
No wonder the protests weren't given more media coverage!
Many of these photographs even appeared on the Yahoo! Anti-War Protests wire slideshow, even though the protesters were not protesting the war!
Yoni provides a translation (via e-mail) for the following photograph: The first sign call for an investigation committee and the sign in the back states the investigation begins in the north.