The anti-Semitic Left is vilifying Israel in the mainstream media and on social media with lies. The result is out-of-control anti-Semitism in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Western Europe. We have not seen such overt anti-Semitism since the end of World War II. All decent people must denounce anti-Semitism.
The BBC hired the ‘Hitler was right’ lady after she had stated publicly that ‘Hitler was right’. (Spectator)
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The tale of Tala Halawa has an ever-mounting horror to it: each sentence is more disturbing than the last. First we learn that this BBC journalist proclaimed during the 2014 Israel-Gaza war that ‘Israel is more Nazi than Hitler’ and that ‘Hitler was right’. Then we encounter her assertion that ‘ur media is controlled by ur zionist government’ and her sharing on Facebook the same image that saw MP Naz Shah suspended from the Labour Party in 2016, an image that advocates the ‘transportation’ of Israel to the United States to end ‘foreign interference’ in the Middle East.
Brendan O’Neill, Editor of Spiked writes:
The anti-Semitic bile that has poured forth in recent weeks has rightly shocked many. We’ve had a convoy driving around north-west London calling for Jewish girls to be raped. We’ve had vile anti-Semitic messages appear on placards at pro-Palestine demos. We’ve even had old tweets unearthed from a BBC journalist, in which she posted the hashtag ‘#HitlerWasRight’.
But while these things have been condemned by the great and good, the depth of the hatred they represent hasn’t quite sunk in somehow. Had this been any other form of racism, the woke left would have been particularly incandescent – and rightly so. But there have been no big solidarity marches or fiery displays of opposition to this new anti-Semitism. Leftists’ response has been damp at best, and a bit defensive at worst – with them keen to point out that such behaviour is rank but must not be used to smear the pro-Palestine movement.
People who will spend days bouncing around Twitter trying to get someone sacked for some minor indiscretion are remarkably quiet about the visceral, sometimes violent anti-Semitism spilling out on to Britain’s streets. People who think Boris Johnson’s gags about the burka are proof of the racist core of the British establishment have said nothing about Jeremy Corbyn speaking at a rally where an anti-Semitic inflatable bobbed around just metres away from him. No anti-racist worthy of the name should be this blasé about the world’s oldest hatred making a comeback. And yet, here we are.
Let me get this right – both the BBC and CNN have reporters who praised Adolf Hitler? Both of these broadcasting giants of the liberal elite have contributors who said the Führer was right? We need to talk about this. This is not normal in any way whatsoever. It speaks to a serious sickness at the heart of the so-called liberal establishment.Over the weekend it was revealed that a BBC employee, Tala Halawa, tweeted in praise of Hitler in 2014, during the last major flare-up of tensions between Israel and Gaza. Ms Halawa is a digital journalist for the BBC. She specialises in Israeli-Palestinian affairs. Last week I watched a video report she made of the growing trend for celebs like Bella Hadid to noisily signal their support for Palestine. I thought it was quite interesting. Little did I know that the person who made it has previously said nice things about Hitler.It was seven years ago. In 2014, during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge offensive against Hamas, Halawa tweeted ‘#HitlerWasRight’. We can be pretty sure she didn’t mean he was right to have been a vegetarian or to have been a fan of Beethoven. She also said, ‘Israel is more Nazi than Hitler’ – my emphasis. This is a vile anti-Semitic slur, in which the Jewish state or the Jewish people are essentially accused of having internalised the evil attitudes and behaviour of the regime that tried to wipe them out 80 years ago.
We need to talk about those journalists who praised Hitler
BBC journalist is blasted for online post saying #HitlerWasRight and ‘Israel is more Nazi than Hitler!’
By DailyMail.co, May 24, 2021
- Tala Halawa had tweeted ‘#HitlerWasRight’ in 2014, before starting at the BBC
- Halawa’s tweet telling Israeli Defence Force to ‘go to hell’ was uploaded today
- A BBC Spokesperson told MailOnline the corporation is ‘investigating’ the matter
A BBC journalist who tweeted ‘#HitlerWasRight’ seven years ago has sparked an investigation after the post was unearthed.
Tala Halawa had claimed ‘Israel is more Nazi than Hitler’ and told the Israeli Defence Force to ‘go to hell’ in an online post dated July 20, 2014, before she was a digital reporter at the BBC.
A screenshot of the historic post was today uploaded online by the Honest Reporting Twitter account, which describes itself as promoting ‘fairness and accuracy in media coverage of Israel’.
The account posted: ‘Halawa directly influences and creates news content watched by many millions around the world.
‘In what world can someone like this work for a professional news outlet?’
A BBC Spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘These tweets predate the individual’s employment with the BBC but we are nevertheless taking this very seriously and are investigating.’
Halawa, a Palestine Specialist for BBC Monitoring, had been covering the recent conflict in Gaza this week, and had done a piece to camera in a video covering Bella Hadid’s stance on the conflict in the region.
She had also previously tweeted ‘ur media is produced by ur zionist government in order 2 produce ignorant people’, ‘#Zionists can’t get enough of our blood’ and ‘they’re are crying the holocaust every single moment but they’re practicing it every single moment as well,’ Honest Reporting revealed.
MailOnline have contacted Halawa for comment.
It comes after the Associated Press fired a young journalist over her pro-Palestinian social media activity.
Emily Wilder, 22, had started at the AP on May 3 as a news associate for the Western U.S., based in Phoenix.
On Wednesday, just over two weeks later, the AP informed her that she was being terminated for violations of its social media policy that took place after she became an employee.
Her Twitter feed since joining the AP contains a few retweets that appear sympathetic to Palestinians in the current Gaza conflict, including a video clip of demonstrators chanting, ‘Free, free Palestine!’
On Sunday, she tweeted: ‘`objectivity’ feels fickle when the basic terms we use to report news implicitly take a claim. using `Israel’ but never `Palestine,’ or `war’ but not `siege and occupation’ are political choices – yet media make those exact choices all the time without being flagged as biased.’
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