Finally, someone is talking straight. Hell, Fox News just installed a Muslim prayer room.
Liberman suggests Muslim ad money causes CNN, BBC, France 24 bias against Israel
Times of Israel, May 19, 2018:
Defense minister lambastes international ‘festival of hypocrisy’ on Gaza violence, says Israel taking ‘concrete steps’ to improve humanitarian situation in Strip
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Friday claimed Muslim nations’ advertising money was encouraging global media bias against Israel.
Asked during an interview on Hadashot TV news why Israel was losing the battle over media coverage of events in the Gaza Strip, Liberman said, “There is one Jewish state in the world. There are 57 Muslim states, who all have much bigger budgets” than Israel.
“Ultimately, the person who pays, gets to choose the music,” he said. “When you go now through all the international channels — from CNN, France 24, BBC — you’ll see that 90 percent of all advertisements come from the Muslim world.”
“We have no illusions. This is a festival of hypocrisy,” he said.
The deaths of 62 Palestinians during Monday’s violent protests along the Gaza border were met with international outrage and calls for an independent investigation of events. Hamas has subsequently admitted that 50 of the dead were members of the terror group. Three others were Islamic Jihad members. But these facts have received scant coverage in the international media.
Liberman said Israel wanted to alleviate the difficult humanitarian situation in Gaza and was taking “concrete steps” on a civil level to do so, though he would not go into details.
“There isn’t a day that we don’t sit and try to solve” Gaza’s humanitarian predicament, he said.
He claimed that there was very little true international will to provide aid to the Strip, and that “not a single international player is prepared to invest money” in rehabilitating Gaza.
On Thursday, the Defense Ministry said the flow of gasoline and diesel fuel into the coastal enclave was being partially restored, less than a week after Palestinian rioters burned the fuel terminal at the Kerem Shalom Crossing. On Tuesday, Israel reopened the trucking lanes at the crossing and began allowing through medical supplies and commercial goods, though in two cases Palestinian officials refused to accept the trucks.
The next day, Hamas officials inside Gaza refused to accept two shipments of medical supplies, despite shortages in the Strip’s hospitals, because they were provided by the Israeli military.
Liberman dismissed an investigation ordered by the UN Human Rights Council into the deaths in Gaza.
“When you look at the makeup of the UN Humans Rights Council, (it includes) countries that have nothing to do with human rights,” he said. “This is a move to support terrorism. A move entirely intended to deter us from the ability to defend ourselves.”
Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email email@example.com
The Truth Must be Told
Your contribution supports independent journalism
Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.
Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.
Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.
Please contribute here.
Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.