Thousands of Jews in northeast India are preparing to migrate to Israel (AFP/File)
I am perhaps irredeemably cynical, but what could your Average Joe AFP reader think when s/he sees this photo and caption? That these Indian Jews are ashamed and embarrassed to be making aliyah? Maybe not, but with no explanation supplied, incredibly few will realize that they're saying the shema.
Anti-Israel subject matter, on the other hand, seems to merit quite lengthy explanatory captions:
A man waves a Palestinian flag in front of a bonfire of burnt yires, during a protest against the construction of a section of Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bil'in, near Ramallah, Wednesday, July 28, 2005. A major Protestant denomination demanded Thursday that Israel tear down the security barrier it has built along the West Bank and pay reparations to Palestinians harmed by it. More than 3,000 delegates of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) approved a resolution stating the barrier has had 'devastating effects on the lives and livelihoods of Palestinians living in the occupied territories'. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
I'll get to the Disciples of Christ. Just give me a minute.