During the last week, we have absorbed many truths and even more lies.
We know, for example, that Hamas murdered forty babies, decapitating some. Or do we know that this is yet another “big lie”?
Who knows? This truth is still being repeated a week after the events of last Saturday. And it has spawned further truths.
For example, this is a Palestinian trait - that they are not using violence to achieve a military objective, but to satisfy an innate blood lust.
That appeared on my twitter feed via a post from David Baddiel, who also told me that the Left celebrated riotously at the news last Saturday.
Did I? I remember horror, sadness, despair. I don't recall celebrating.
And here's another. Did the Palestinian ambassador suggest/imply/state unequivocally that Israel had it coming?
Kate Burley said all three things on Sky News and refused to apologise after it was revealed by Novara Media that, as part of a answer to a question in which he was denouncing and condemning Hamas, the ambassador said that everyone, including the Israeli government, could see this coming.
Meanwhile, on BBC News, Palestinians have 'died". Israelis have been “killed”.
Front pages of our newspapers are showing images of Palestinian children to illustrate stories of Palestinian terror against Israeli children.
There is no truth inside or outside the gates of Eden. Except this:
In Gaza and in Israel alike, listen to the child not the gun.
Today from the everysmith vaults: Once in a while, I grant iTunes carte blanche to trawl my vaults and choose on my behalf. Today, weirdly, it chose the Shostakovich settings From Jewish Folk Poetry from Michail Jurowski and the Staatskapelle Dresden. This ain’t no lie. It is the truth.