On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in a feature interview on CNN conducted by anchor Jake Tapper. CNN‘s most recent problematic coverage of Israel includes misleading headlines about Palestinian terror attacks and a puff piece on a pro-Hamas terror provocateur.
United with Israel CNN has come under fire during the past year for hiring an antisemitic producer named Idris Muktar to cover Israel, despite the individual’s history of tweeting “Team Hitler” and championing the U.S.-designated Palestinian terror group Hamas.
Specifically, he corrected claims that the Israeli government’s judicial reform proposal is “undemocratic,” an accusation parroted by outlets like CNN and The New York Times. The claim is designed to portray Israeli lawmakers as authoritarian demagogues who oppose freedom.
Netanyahu explained that currently in Israel, Supreme Court justices retain veto power in the Judicial Selection Committee. The reform package proposes that the majority of the Selection Committee be comprised of elected officials, with justices appointed in a public hearing, not in private, as is currently the case.
Netanyahu also debunked the Biden administration position that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are holding up peace in the Middle East.
“The Jewish people have been here for 3,500 years,” explained Netanyahu. “For 25 years, the Palestinians—who don’t want peace with Israel, who want to see a peace without Israel, who don’t want a state next to Israel, but a state instead of Israel—they had an effective veto on Israel’s expansion of the circle of peace around it.”
“I went around them. I went directly to the Arab states, and forged a new concept of peace for peace, peace through strength. I forged four historic peace agreements, the Abraham Accords, which is twice the number of peace agreements that all my predecessors in 70 years got combined.”
This from https://nypost.com/2022/11/18/cnn-drops-producer-idris-mukhtar-ibrahim-over-hamas-praise-teamhitler-post/:
“CNN said it was cutting ties with a freelance producer Thursday after posts praising Hamas terrorism and expressing support for “#TeamHitler” were exposed, adding to a series of accusations relating to the network’s purported bias against the Jewish State.
Earlier this week, pro-Israel media watchdog group HonestReporting reported on tweets from Idris Mukhtar Ibrahim, who worked as a freelancer covering a range of international stories for CNN – including Israel. ”
The above was posted on November 18 of 2022. I hope the POS is now gone. No doubt he’ll pop up somewhere else to spew his hate speech.
One look at his photo tells you all you need to know. And CNN’s audience is dropping like flies anyway.
I’m pretty sure he’s gone.
Richard S says
You cannot trust Atlanta media
Leonard Gearhardt says
Oh Bibi, you had no help then from Trump, and his commitment to Peace in the Middle East, Peace for Israel? Convenient how quickly you were to renounce Trump and in doing so, you spurned We the People choosing instead feigned fawning on the illegal OGUS (Occupational Government of the United States). You had already sold Israel out to Pfizer and imposed absolute tyranny. You tapped out all the incentives from the EU, IMF and others. Then what happened? Bibi, you haven’t learned a thing; the Israeli people are paying a heavy price, but of course functional socio and psychopaths do not care. The world knows Israel’s leadership is every bit as susceptible to being compromised as any other country’s, but somehow it looks uglier when inflicted upon the Promised Land.