In a CBS "60 Minutes" piece on Israel's repression of Arab Christians, Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren told one whopper of a lie.... Oren, in his answer to a question posed by veteran CBS newsman Bob Simon about Oren having attempted to "spike" a report on the plight of Christians in occupied Israeli territory by interceding with CBS 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager pre-broadcast, he replied, "There is always a first time."....
Oren knows full-well that it was not the first time that Israel's international network of hasbara propagandists and Zionist sayanim well-entrenched in media outlets has attempted to kill a story unfavorable to Israel... Oren, aka Michael Bornstein, gave up his American citizenship when he agreed to become Binyamin Netanyahu's ambassador in Washington. Oren, a life-long Zionist, laughably claims he emigrated to Israel from his native West Orange, New Jersey to escape what he described as "anti-Semitism" rampant from the town's largely Catholic residents. Oren is a veteran of the Israel Defense Force and served in Lebanon during that nation's Zio-contrived bloody civil war...
Now, Oren is trying to have his challah and eat it too by discounting Israeli pressure against Arab Christians and the stewards of Christian shrines, monasteries, and churches in the Holy Land so as to not damage Israel's lucrative tourism business from Christian pilgrims to the region.
In the 60 Minutes piece, the Christians of the Holy Land were referred to as the "invisible people," with many trying to flee the onslaught of steady and growing Jewish encroachment on traditionally Arab and Christian lands. The broadcast featured a Palestinian Christian family completely surrounded on four sides by Israel's separation wall on the West Bank.
Oren and his fellow Jewish Zionists, aided and abetted by so-called "Christian Zionists" like John Hagee and members of groups like Christians United for Israel, which are financed by Israeli interests, do not want Americans to see Christians being treated as second-class citizens in an apartheid state. Former President Jimmy Carter knows the hard way what happens when someone dares speak the truth about Israel's racist policies, which affect Palestinian Christians and Muslims, alike.
True to form, the anti-Gentile Oren called the 60 Minutes report "outrageous" and "incomprehensible." Simon said, "I never gotten a reaction before from a story that hasn't been broadcast yet."
In the 1980s, ABC News took tremendous heat from the Israel Lobby when it ran a series of reports on the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith co-opting various law enforcement agencies, including the San Francisco Police Department, to spy on American citizens. Peter Jennings was vilified as anti-Semitic because of his friendship with the Palestine Liberation Organization's Hanan Ashrawi dating from his days as the network's chief Middle East correspondent. ABC was called the "Arab Broadcasting Company" by Jewish detractors. ABC News's coverage of the Middle East changed completely after Disney bought ABC parent Capital Cities, and arch-Zionist and Disney chief Michael Eisner stamped his imprimatur on future ABC News reports, which took a markedly pro-Israel turn.
After the suspicious activities of Israeli "art students" and other Israelis linked to Israeli intelligence prior to the barbaric inside job of the 9/11 attacks were reported by Fox News, the Associated Press, and others, Israel's public relations shill in Washington, Mark Regev, dismissed the stories as an "urban myth." Fox pulled down its four-part series from its website amid a flurry of Israeli and Jewish criticism. A veteran AP reporter described to this editor the threatening phone calls his editor received from a Boston-based Israeli-funded media "watch dog" group, CAMERA or the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America....LOL
Israel supporters also rallied against CBS, claiming that Christians in Israel are the only Christian community in the Middle East protected from "Islamist terrorists." That must come as news to Maronites and other Christians in Syria and Copts in Egypt who have been beset by Wahhabist Salafist terrorists supported by Israel's Lobby in North America and Europe. It is well-known that Syria's Christians have been protected by Assad's governments while Syrian Islamist rebels have received support from Israel and their neo-conservative supporters abroad who nest in such outfits as the American Enterprise Institute and the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. Attacks on Copts in Egypt, including the bombing of a church in Alexandria, have been determined by Egyptian authorities to have been signature Israeli-style "false flag" attempts to garner support for Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak during his final days in power.
A document prepared by an inter-faith group of Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox called Kairos Palestine and issued in 2009, calls Israel's occupation of the West Bank and east Jerusalem "clear apartheid," echoing President Carter's similar charge. Oren and his Zionist colleagues merely dismissed the document and its authors -- patriarchs, archbishops, and bishops of the Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Coptic, Syrian Orthodox, Maronite, Ethiopian, Greek Catholic, Syrian Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, and Syrian Catholic churches -- as all "anti-Semites."
This past Good Friday, as with all Good Fridays since the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, saw Franciscan brothers the world over collect donations in Catholic churches around the world for the Holy Land's besieged Christians and their churches. It was not the actions of Muslims that prompted the appeal for help but the actions of the Jewish state of Israel.
The Israel Lobby has also attempted to infiltrate the Catholic Church by sponsoring or co-sponsoring Catholic prayer breakfasts and other meetings that elicit Catholic support for Israel. It is clear that Talmudic Judaism is uncomfortable with the Franciscan fund raising efforts and the Franciscan Good Friday liturgy that emphasizes that after being given the choice of whether to free Jesus or the Jewish nationalist bandit Barabbas on Passover, the Jewish Pharisees peppered the crowd outside Pontius Pilate's headquarters in Jerusalem shouting their demand that Barabbas be freed and Jesus be crucified. Not content with re-writing the history of the modern Middle East, Zionists are also trying to re-write the New Testament. It is the hallmark of fascism that occupiers are not merely content with seizing a people's land and property but also in erasing their customs, religion, and very birthright....