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March 18, 2010

Hamas Leader's Anti-Semitic Rant Ignored

Chances are, you don't know of Hamas's latest anti-Semitic rant. That's because, with rare exception, the Western media did not report what senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar said about the Jews to a Palestinian conference on March 15, 2010:

You who are opening Hurva are heading towards ruin. Wherever you have been you've been sent to your destruction. You've killed and murdered your prophets and you have always dealt in loan-sharking and destruction.

You're destined to be destroyed. You've made a deal with the devil and with destruction itself – just like your synagogue.

The virtual media blackout of this of extreme Palestinian incitement is consistent with media's tendency to disproportionately focus on controversial Israeli actions while downplaying or ignoring Palestinian's share of responsibility for exacerbating the conflict.

Posted by GI at March 18, 2010 01:44 PM


I enjoy reading CAMERA's reporting especially the special feature called "Quote Busters." CAMERA is doing such important work given the seemingly limitless slander and lies leveled in endless succession against the State of Israel, its people and leadership. The above statement by the HAMAS leader is typical. I find it amazing that these quotes never make into the mainstream press but the bogus ones falsely attributed to Israeli leaders do. Thanks again, for all the great work you do.

Posted by: steve at March 18, 2010 07:13 PM

Wasn't there more? I thought part of his statement was even more (if possible)then the quotation above.

Posted by: Rabbi Stephen Fuchs at March 19, 2010 10:17 AM

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