Tag Archive for CNN

IDF invites CNN’s Ian Lee to visit 4th Hezbollah attack-tunnel found in Israel

WATCH: Hand-picked CNN reporter, who’s trusted for being fair & balanced, interviews an IDF officer (in combat gear and referred to as Lt. Colonel R.), as to how complicated the attack-tunnel finding operation really is.



For the first time since the beginning of Operation Northern Shield on December 4, Israel allowed a foreign news source to take a look at one of Hezbollah’s cross-border tunnels discovered only meters away from Lebanon.

The CNN footage shows reporter Ian Lee dropping a camera several meters into the ground, passing limestone walls before exposing a sophisticated tunnel, complete with ventilation and lights. Continue Reading »

CNN pundit calls for Israel’s destruction, by violence, in UN address

At annual UN pro-Palestine event, CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill says violence against Israel is legitimate, concluding, “Justice requires a Free Palestine from the River to the Sea.”

By Gary Willig


CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill addressed the opening meeting of the United Nations commemoration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Wednesday.

“This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Nakba,” he said.

“The Israeli nation continues to restrict freedom,” Hill stated. “There are more than 60 Israel laws that deny citizenship rights to Palestinians just because they are not Jewish.”

He called the “Israeli criminal justice system” a “term I can only use with irony,” as “Palestinians are routinely denied due process of law.”

Hill further accused Israel of turning Gaza into “the world’s largest open-air prison.”

“As an American I’m embarrassed that my tax dollars contribute to this reality. Continue Reading »

CNN Exploits Antisemitic Murders in Pittsburgh for Political Gains

Although Democrat politicians far outnumber all others in open anti-Israel and even antisemitic rhetoric, CNN opts to remain silent, clearly not looking to have a discussion about the numerous Democrat politicians fomenting antisemitism; it’s reporting places the blame for antisemitism solely on the Republican party.

By FirstOneThrough


The heinous slaughter of Jews praying quietly in synagogue on their Sabbath is an abomination in every way. It is not just appalling because innocent people were killed, but that the murderer’s rationale was based on the hatred of Jews.

It is right and proper for society to prosecute the killer and explore ways to keep such crimes from happening again. Continue Reading »

#FakeNews: CNN called out by Israel’s Foreign Ministry for news ‘manipulation’

Israel’s Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon was furious at CNN’s chronologically inaccurate report which implied that the killing of the 4 Palestinians (3 of whom were Hamas terrorists) preceded the killing of IDF Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi, thus attributing blame for his assignation on Israel.

By Itamar Eichner


Israel’s Foreign Ministry slammed CNN and BBC on Saturday for what it said was unbalanced coverage of recent events in Gaza, accusing the news outlets of “manipulating” events.

The CNN tweet contains a chronological inaccuracy by implying that the death of four Palestinians, three of whom were Hamas terrorists, took place before a sniper in Gaza killed an Israeli soldier. Continue Reading »

#FakeNews CNN uses unnamed source to attribute latest Syrian strike on Israel

With mainstream media initially assuming the U.S. was responsible for the latest lethal airstrike in Syria, an American official is reported to have told CNN that Israeli jets must have “overcome significant logistical hurdles” to strike near the Iraqi border, far from Israel’s usual targets near Homs or Damascus.

By Erez Linn, Ariel Kahana, Daniel Siryoti, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff


Israel, not the U.S.-led coalition, was behind a series of airstrikes in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border on Sunday night, an American official told CNN on Monday.

The Israel Defense Forces declined to comment on the strike. Continue Reading »

Torchbearer of FAKE NEWS, CNN is major propagator of Hamas propaganda

The international media, which CNN is a major contributor, has been unabashedly aiding and perpetuating the violent situation in Gaza, maybe even more than Hamas by infuriating global audiences against Israel, as a Hamas echo chamber by disseminating ‘Pallywood’ propaganda as factual news.

By Yochanan Visser


US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman this week harshly criticized the international media for being an “echo chamber” for Hamas and other Palestinian organizations in their reporting on the Gaze border riots over the past two months.

Palestinian rioter in Gaza throws incendiary device at IDF soldiers protecting Israel’s border. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

“With all the criticism Israel has gotten, nobody has identified the less lethal means by which Israel could have defended itself over the last 4 weeks… If what happened isn’t right – what is right? Continue Reading »

WATCH: Ya’alon says on CNN interview, PM Netanyahu will “absolutely” be indicted


In a CNN interview, Christiane Amanpour incredulously reacts to the former IDF chief of staff, Moshe Ya’alon’s, remarks regarding PM Benjamin Netanyahu.



Former Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon pulled no punches when, on prime time US television on Tuesday night, he announced his belief that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his former boss, will be indicted on corruption charges.

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour could hardly believe what the former IDF Chief of Staff had just said.

“There are serious charges and there are serious investigations underway about the prime minister and the issue of corruption. How do you think that is going to end up?” asked Amanpour. Continue Reading »

CNN outs Trump pick for Israel envoy for accusing US liberal Jews as ‘not a pro-Israel force’

CNN reported on Thursday that inflammatory rhetoric said by President Trump’s nominee for US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, had been focused mainly against J-Street and liberal American Jews, saying they ‘don’t support Israel, don’t support traditional Jewish values.’

By i24NEWS


Donald Trump’s nominee for US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, bragged in a speech on the eve of the 2016 election that he had succeeded in removing references to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the Republican party platform and said liberal American Jews were not “a pro-Israel force,” CNN revealed on Thursday.

“When you don’t support Israel, when you don’t support traditional Jewish values, when you don’t view the Torah as God-given legacy — no matter how religious you are, if you don’t have those views, you know you don’t really have much in common,” CNN quoted Friedman as saying in the speech on November 7. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Israeli Ambassador: Obama orchestrated “ganging up on Israel” at U.N.


WATCH: Israeli Ambassador to US tells CNN that Israel will present unquestionable evidence to President-elect Trump identifying the White House as driving force behind anti-Israel resolution at UN Security Council.

Mordechai Sones


Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer spoke with CNN Monday, stating that Israel has proof that US President Obama’s administration is behind Friday’s UN Security Council resolution on Judea, Samaria, and east Jerusalem.

“We will present this evidence to the new administration through the appropriate channels. If they want to share it with the American people they are welcome to do it,” said Dermer.

According to Dermer, not only did the U.S. Continue Reading »

CNN backtracks with new graphic after ignoring terrorism against Israelis


MEDIA BIAS EXPOSED: CNN finally includes Tel Aviv after mass protests highlighted Israel’s exclusion from a featured graphic of the worst terror attacks that occurred throughout Ramadan.



News network CNN has updated a graphic it featured this week listing some of the deadliest terror attacks that occurred throughout the month of Ramadan to include reference to the July 8 shooting attack in Tel Aviv.

CNN graphic excludes Israel on map of terror attacks during Ramadan in 2016

An advocacy group for Israel, Stand With Us, pointed out the update on its social media, claiming that “criticism” led to the change.

But the graphic does not include reference to several other attacks that have occurred within Israel and the Palestinian territories, including the fatal stabbing of a teenage girl in her bedroom and the murder of a father in front of his wife and kids. Continue Reading »

CNN deletes tweet, apologizes for ‘questionable reporting’ but FOX got it right




Following Wednesday night’s terror attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona market that left four people dead and 16 wounded CNN inspired outrage with its headline when it put the word “terrorists” in quotations on its Facebook page.

The CNN building in Dubai Media City Park – Photo: REUTERS/RUSSELL BOYCE

Additionally, the news agency failed to mention terrorism even once in the article reporting the ordeal.

Similarly, the British news network SKY also neglected to use the word “terror” or “terrorism” in their report of the attack at Sarona. Continue Reading »

After protest by Israel CBS changes ‘biased & dishonest’ Palestinian terror headline




Israel’s Foreign Ministry reacted to what it called a “horrible headline” that the American CBS news outlet composed following a Jerusalem terror attack on Wednesday.

Aka team carries the dead bodies of Palestinian terrorists, who were shot dead by Israeli police after carrying out shooting and stabbing attack outside Damascus gate to Jerusalem’s Old City, February 3, 2016. – Photo: REUTERS

“3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on,” read the CBS headline.  At around 5:30 p.m. Israel time, CBS changed the headline to: “Israeli police kill 3 alleged Palestinian attackers.”

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon said the original headline was “biased and dishonest,” and an example of “unparalleled chutzpa.” He said the ministry, the Government Press Office and the National Information Directorate all worked to get the headline changed. Continue Reading »

#ShoddyReporting: CNN replaces Israel with Palestine on its map


CNN offers no apology or explanation to reader that asks, “Why is my country erased on this map?”



A CNN Money article on the Middle East dropped Israel’s name from a map of the Middle East that accompanied a story on the turmoil in the region.

CNN Erases Israel From the Map

The article, entitled “Beyond ISIS: 2016’s scariest geopolitical hot spots,” naturally featured the ongoing war in Syria and the image that originally accompanied the article was a map of the Middle East. But the name Palestina, Spanish or Portuguese for Palestine stood in for Israel on the map. Continue Reading »

CNN Calls 32 Year Old Town ‘New Settlement’ Proving Embedded Anti-Israel Bias – AGAIN

AGAIN, A CNN Screwup: Over 3 decades after the town was established, CNN has “discovered” Mevo Horon – and declared it an “illegal settlement” in it’s ‘news’ [sic].

By Moshe Cohen


Nearly three decades after it was established, CNN has “discovered” the town of Mevo Horon – and declared it an “illegal settlement,” according to Yehudit Tiar, one of the town’s long-time residents. “When I contacted them, they themselves admitted that they weren’t clear on the dates. It just goes to show the quality of research and level of believability in the mass media.”

CNN (illustrative) – Thinkstock

The “discovery” of CNN was apparently made over Passover, when the news network broadcast a story about a “new settlement” that was “causing distress to three Palestinian villages.” Tiar found out about it when a friend called her to congratulate her on the “new settlement,” describing the TV report. Continue Reading »

CNN poll stands alone: Majority of Americans against Netanyahu Congress speech

Contrary to earlier surveys conducted by YouGov/Huffington Post, a CNN poll finds majority of respondents think that without first having consulted with the White House, House Speaker Boehner should not have extended any invitation to Netanyahu to speak before Congress.

By Ynetnews


A majority of Americans think Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner should not have invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without seeking approval of the White House, a CNN/ORC survey found on Wednesday, contrary to an earlier poll that reached the opposite conclusion.


In a survey of 1,027 adult Americans interviewed from February 12-15, 2015, 63 percent of respondents said it was a bad move for Republican congressional leaders to coordinate the speech without consulting with the Obama administration. Continue Reading »