Video: Tom Gross on the role of MEMRI in Middle East media coverage

May 03, 2020


 

AN UNBIASED SOURCE?

[Note by Tom Gross]

For those interested, I attach a video clip where I debate the role and influence of MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) in the coverage of the Middle East.

The clip, from the international Turkish government TV station TRT World, is from last year. I didnít send it on this list at the time because I sent many dispatches that month and didnít want to overwhelm readers. (MEMRI, an independent American-based organization that translates Arab, Iranian, Urdu, Turkish and other media, and employs Palestinians, Pakistanis and people from many countries, is widely and wrongly accused of being a Mossad front.)

Extracts here: https://youtu.be/yhr5wM3mZh4



Longer version here, with Berkeley University Professor Hatem Bazian:

https://youtu.be/H9aZGMUpjzQ

Also here: https://youtu.be/jsFzXrFwdDk


ANOTHER STORY ON TRT SISTER STATIONS IN ARABIC, PERSIAN AND TURKISH

Like the English-language Al-Jazeera, the English-language TRT World is careful not to be overly offensive to Israel and the West. By contrast TRTís (Turkish government controlled) sister stations broadcasting in Arabic, Persian and Turkish have all put forward blatant antisemitic conspiracy theories.

For example:

TRT ARABIC:

* Gaza journalist Tawfiq Abu Shomar: Israel buys slave girls on ISIS slave market, converts them to Judaism

https://www.memri.org/tv/gaza-journalist-tawfiq-abu-shomar-israel-buys-slave-girls-isis-market-converts-them-judaism


* Former Lebanese President Emile Lahoud blames the Jews for the world financial crisis

https://www.memri.org/tv/former-lebanese-president-emile-lahoud-blames-jews-world-financial-crisis


* Prince Orhan Aal Othman, Grandson of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II: Theodore Herzl was the cause of the fall of the Ottoman Empire

https://www.memri.org/tv/prince-orhan-aal-othman-grandson-ottoman-sultan-abdulhamid-ii-herzl-was-cause-fall-ottoman-empire

 

TRT IN TURKISH:

* Herzl celebrates Purim in Istanbul, gets mugged, and learns a lesson in Jewish scheming from co-conspirator Emanuel Carasso (TRT Turkish TV Series)

https://www.memri.org/tv/herzl-celebrates-purim-gets-mugged


* Theodor Herzl kidnaps his father, locks him in dungeon, and details a plot to transfer Jews to Palestine (TRT Turkish TV Series)

https://www.memri.org/tv/herzl-with-father-in-dungeon-turkish-series


* Theodor Herzl calculates Jewish gold as part of his schemes (TRT Turkish TV Series)

https://www.memri.org/tv/antisemitic-turkish-tv-series-herzl


* Herzl rises to power, states goal: A Jewish State from the Nile to the Euphrates (TRT Turkish TV Series)

https://www.memri.org/tv/antisemitic-turkish-tv-series-herzl-leader


* Herzl sends British spies to kidnap and kill Jews in Jerusalem to drum up support for his Zionist agenda (TRT Turkish TV Series)

https://www.memri.org/tv/herzl-sends-british-spies-kidnap-and-kill-jews-jerusalem-drum-support-his-zionist-agenda-turkish

 

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