Forbidden Territories


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FP: Why did you choose the name “Forbidden Territories”?

Rehov: I used to go a lot to the so-called Palestinian Territories. Israel uses a legal term to call them: “Disputed Territories.” Arab propaganda calls them “Occupied Territories.” And the main reason why most media are so biased — beside personal anti-Semitic feelings or extreme leftwing ideas — is because they are to them “Forbidden Territories.” I have very often described how it works, from my personal experience. Israel is a democracy, with freedom of speech. Journalists can say whatever they want, and almost go anywhere, as long as it doesn’t threaten national security. But they have no guarantee for their security when they work  in the Palestinian Territories. There, they suffer the same kind of pressures as, let’s say, in North Korea. Most journalists, actually, don’t even go there. They hire a Palestinian crew, and stay at the American Colony, a hotel in East Jerusalem, waiting for whatever news their “neutral” Palestinians would bring back. That’s the kind of stories that we end up watching on television or read in the New York Times. So I thought that “Forbidden Territories” was an accurate name for my social network.

FP: Did you yourself have this kind of experience you describe above?

Rehov: Very often. In order to work in the Forbidden Territories, you must hire a “fixer.” Of course, all fixers work for the PLO or the Hamas. They receive orders. And the whole propaganda is very well organized, thanks to Arafat who was a master in communication, trained, if you remember, by the KGB. I remember once having been offered a scoop, the death of a kid killed by Israel, which could be organized for 10,000 U.S. dollars.

FP: So how can people join the site?

Rehov: Everyone can register. Once you are a member, you can upload an article, open your own blog, read everybody else’s blogs, comments, as long as you respect copyright laws. There you can also get in real time the latest main lines from Homeland Security, Frontpage Magazine, Memri.org, etc. I uploaded some of my clips, including a couple of scoops. It is 100% free.

FP: Are you concerned that anti-Israel surfers may invade or spam Forbidden Territories ?

Rehov: Concerned? No. Careful? Yes. I can ban anyone at anytime. A lot of members have already offer to help me manage the site for free. At a certain point, I am sure that I will need a few of them.

FP: What is your overall objective with this?

Rehov: As a film-maker, I always stick to the facts. Dates and numbers never lie. History can be rewritten depending on each individual’s point of views. But there are essential facts which cannot be changed. Such as: in Jenin, 53 Arabs died, and 23 Israeli soldiers died. By definition, this is not a massacre. The whole Arab propaganda is so well organized that even someone like Judge Goldstone was deceived. I did not respect what he did at first, but he was at least brave enough to admit his deception later. I will make sure that Forbidden Territories doesn’t become just another pro-Israel propaganda tool. Too many exist which are not so well made, and not taken seriously. With this site, I open a new space to everyone, and they are welcome as long as they don’t fill it up with slogans and national hymns.

I wish for Forbidden Territories to become viral. I want to create a community of hundreds of thousands. To give us a voice. Again, I am not trying to replace any existing organization or site. I would like to open a door to allow our members to jump more easily from one addictive site to another. I am just trying to help.

FP: Pierre Rehov, thank you for joining Frontpage Interview. We encourage our readers to visit ForbiddenTerritories.com.

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  • Chezwick_mac

    Rehov is fantastic…a rare Frenchman to be admired (perhaps he got his gonads from his Jewish heritage). His study of Palestinian suicide bombers was as powerful an expose as I've ever seen. He broke ALL the taboos when he went straight to the heart of the issue: Suicide bombers are not motivated by the fight for territory, national pride, poverty, or any of the other usual suspects the Left parades before us in its endless search for "root causes" to rationalize Islamic terrorism.

    No sir, what motivates these people is one thing and one thing only: RELIGION! They aspire to do Allah's will and go to paradise.

    • StephenD

      Although I have very little to add I did join the group at "ForbiddenTerritories.com" I just hope I can contribute positively in some fashion. Chez, if you're not already a member you may consider joining as well. Minds like yours should be shared as much as possible.

      • Chezwick_mac

        Thanks Stephen. I'll check it out.

  • voted against carter

    ' TAQIYYA '
    Do your own research about it if you don't know what this means.

    Islam IS EVIL. PERIOD.

    Islam strives for world domination.

    The Quran commands Muslims to exercise jihad.

    The Quran commands Muslims to establish shariah law.

    The Quran commands Muslims to impose Islam on the entire world.

    Islam is NOT a religion, it IS a totalitarian ideology.

    Islam wants to dominate all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave.

    Shariah law is a law that controls every detail of life in a Islamic society.

    From civic- and family law to criminal law.

    It determines how one should eat, dress and even use the toilet.

    Oppression of women is good, drinking alcohol is bad.

    The core of the Quran is the call to jihad.

    Jihad means a lot of things and is Arabic for battle.

    Islam means submission, there cannot be any mistake about its goal.

    Islam and freedom, Islam and democracy are not compatible.

    They are opposite values.

    Mohamed's "wife" was six years old.

    That makes Mohamed a PEDOPHILE!!!

    And you want to base a "Religion" on this a z z -holes rantings?

    Are you INSANE?

  • http://historyscoper.angelfire.com tlwinslow

    You surf the Net trying to get the latest news on Islam, jumping from what to what?
    Duh, you can get everything at the free 1-stop shopping Historyscoper's Islam Watch Blog daily:
    http://tinyurl.com/islamwatch

  • potb

    What a good idea! I'm done with Facebook and I'm absolutely done with YouTube removing video's simply because Islamists don't like them. I'm going to sign up.

  • aspacia

    An ad for another blog/newsite?

  • deborah Lurya

    Dar Pierre, I love the whole concept- this is a true endeavor of love, I can see that. A sort of corner place for those of us who want to ensure Israel is not sold under the bus . I do the same routine as you mentioned in the FrontPage piece- I get up, before I brush my teeth or start the coffee I have fired up the computer. First I go to all the major jewish news, Ynet, Post, Commentary, Haaretz, Memri, Barry Rubins, a few think tanks, etc, and then I might post a response or two , or chat with friends about the articles. I had a blog, i kept little over a year but it all became very time consuming, . It was a labor of love, but family matters come first. Facebook and social networks like yours can be the most wonderful tools for organizing groups of people with common interests, and I particularly like how your page is organized. Very neat.
    Mazel tov to you- looking forward to progress and victory in the cause to secure a Jewish homeland. Am Yisroel Chai!

    • Michael Dar

      Dear Lady, the name of the initiator of this site is Pierre Rehov. My name is Michael (Michel) Dar and only a member guest in both of Pierre's English and French site. I supposed you meant to write "Dear Pierre" and not "Dar Pierre" .. not that it really matters for me but breng it up for the sake of accuracy and respect for Pierre.

      • debby

        Michael, it was an obvious error, not a "dis"- any fool can see that, just like your misspelling of the word bring- you spelled breng. A misspell, nothing more or less- my we are oversensitive aren't we?

  • http://www.jewtudes.com deborah

    it was a obvious misspell as was your "breng"- it should be bring. Just pointing it :)

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