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Qatar and venom: Abu Hilala, from promoting Islamism at his Al Jazeera [Jihadzeera] to invoking old Antisemitism

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Submitted by Keren (United States), Aug 19, 2022 at 08:59

Abu Hilala, as chief of Al Jazeera, promoting radical Islamism under a mask of journalism, including airing full interview a practical infomercial, unlike western media redacted versions of dangerous jihadists.

Al-Jazeera Unmasked: Political Islam As A Media Arm Of The Qatari State

Aug 12, 2020

[https://www.memri.org/reports/al-jazeera-unmasked-political-islam-media-arm-qatari-state].

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In 2022, recycling old Christian libel and connecting it to the Arab Palestinians, on an image of an Arab woman who died or was killed by Syria's Assad or by crossfire between IDF and terrorists' who use human shields.

Ex-Al Jazeera chief tweets that 'same killer'...

Yasser Abu Hilala ...

By TOI STAFF, 13 Aug 2022.
[https://www.timesofisrael.com/ex-al-jazeera-chief-tweets-that-same-killer-behind-deaths-of-jesus-palestinians/]

... The image shared by Yasser Abu Hilala was a composite of art ...
Text emblazoned on the image declared: "After 2000 years & it's the same killer..."

It was not immediately clear where the image originated, or whether the people depicted in it were indeed tied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Sharing the original tweet, Joshua L. Zarka, deputy director-general and Head of Strategic Affairs at Israel's Foreign Ministry, blasted its "pathetic, vile and pure antisemitism," and asked whether Abu Hilala also wanted to add the Protocols of the Elders of Zion into the mix.

Why You Can't Believe What the UN or Mainstream Media Say About Israel

Three recent incidents demonstrate clearly the bias Israel faces from both the foreign press and the United Nations.

By Ryan Jones, Israel Today, August 15, 2022.

Why You Can't Believe What the UN or Mainstream Media Say About Israel...
Times drops antisemitic Palestinian stringer

The New York Times last week did the right thing by cutting ties to a freelance Palestinian journalist in Gaza who had a history of making antisemitic remarks and calls for violence against Israel.
The problem is that the Times only dropped Fady Hanona only after a media watchdog highlighted his venomous personal views. He had already been permitted to contribute to at least six Times articles during the latest Gaza mini-war, despite the fact that his anti-Israel sentiments were public knowledge...

Former Al Jazeera chief peddles Christian libel

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And this from a respected journalist who until recently held the reins of one of the world's largest news networks.

Still think you can trust the mainstream media to report objectively on Israel?

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