US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib isn’t the only one who recently distorted the history of the Holocaust in order to defame the Jewish state.
The number of Jewish victims of the Holocaust remains one of the most prominent historical debates to this day, an Al Jazeera journalist claimed in a video geared for youth.
The main message of the anti-Semitic video is that while the Jews indeed suffered and died in the Holocaust – there were six million victims, which she doesn’t mention – they weren’t the only targets but the Zionist movement exploited that suffering and exaggerated the numbers for their own interests.
Following an uproar, Al Jazeera pulled the video and suspended two journalists, saying it “completely disowns the offensive content.” Here it is, courtesy of MEMRI.
Antisemitism on Al-Jazeera Network: Israel Is Biggest Winner from Holocaust; It Uses the Same Justification to Annihilate the PalestiniansAJ+ Arabic, an online media platform run by the Qatari Al-Jazeera Network, posted a video on May 18, 2019 about “the story of the Holocaust” on Twitter and Facebook. The video was titled: "The Gas Chambers Killed Millions of Jews – That's How the Story Goes. What Is the Truth behind the Holocaust and How Did the Zionist Movement Benefit from It?" The video is narrated by Muna Hawwa, a Kuwaiti-born Palestinian who lives in Qatar and works as a producer for the Al-Jazeera Network. In the video, Hawwa claimed that the number of Jewish Holocaust victims remains “one of the most prominent historical debates to this day,” and she said that some people believe that Hitler supported Zionist ideology. She claimed that the "much-regurgitated narrative of the Holocaust sorrows" paved the way for Jewish immigration to Palestine, and although she stressed that “denouncing the Holocaust is a moral obligation," Hawwa added that Israel is the biggest "winner" from the Holocaust and that it uses the "same justification" as a "launching pad for the racial cleansing and annihilation of the Palestinians.” Hawwa said that the ideology behind the State of Israel "suckled from the Nazi spirit," and concluded: "So how can a Palestinian denounce a crime that has become the flip side of his own tragedy?” Shortly after its publication, the video could no longer be accessed on Facebook.See more: https://www.memri.org/tv/al-jazeera-holocaust-denial-israel-biggest-winner-same-justification-annihilate-palestinians
Posted by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on Sunday, May 19, 2019
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