Yesterday the Jerusalem Post ran a story about an Iranian aircraft that was commanded to land in Turkey by Turkish authorities as it was en route to Syria. The photo accompanying the story showed an Iran Air Boeing 747 ‘short’ version Jumbo jet with a collapsed nose wheel with the story claiming explicitly that the aircraft was carrying ‘military equipment and weapons’ which the Turkish police had found. The same story in Ha’aretz went further by reporting that the aircraft was allegedly transporting “weapons connected to Iran's nuclear program”, (though they were not able explain how or what sort of ‘weapons’ could possibly be connected in any way to Iran’s nuclear program).
Today ‘Ha’aretz’ is running a story about the aircraft being released after nothing was found on the aircraft that was illegal. Not only was the Jerusalem Post story totally fabricated but the accompanying photo to the Ha’aretz story shows an Ilyushin-76, (a Russian version of America’s C-141 Starlifter), heavy lift aircraft now looking as though its ready to fly with the caption claiming that this is the Iranian aircraft that was forced to land in Turkey.
Apart from the entire story in the Jerusalem Post being just an Israeli government beat-up in order to have another dig at the Iranians, they couldn’t even get their, what turned out to be, non-stories to line up in their media.