Israel Demands CNN Apology Over Disgraceful Terror Attack Coverage


cnn-fogel-terror-attackIsrael is demanding an apology from CNN over its coverage of Saturday’s terrorist attack in Itamar claiming it was “tendentious and deceptive.” Government Press Office director Oren Helman sent a letter to CNN’s Bureau Chief Kevin Flower saying he was astonished at the network’s coverage of the ruthless attack.

A CNN website report avoided describing the event as a terror attack, noting that the Israel Defense Forces consider it an act of terrorism. “Only you decided to use the term terrorist attack in quotation marks, as if this were not necessarily the case,” Helman wrote. “There is a limit to the extent of objectivity regarding such a horrific deed.”

The CNN report stated: “Five members of an Israeli family were killed in the West Bank early Saturday morning in what the Israeli military is calling a ‘terror attack.'”

The report went on to say: “According to a military spokeswoman, an intruder entered the Israeli settlement of Itamar near the northern West Bank city of Nablus around 1 am, made his way into a family home and killed two parents and their three children.”

The IDF’s official statement noted that forces were searching for a “terrorist” and not an “intruder” as the CNN report noted. The terrorist was also referred to as an “assailant” later in the report. There was no mention of the possibility this was the act of a Palestinian terrorist.

The BBC also referred to the terrorist as an intruder in its report. “The family – including three children – were stabbed to death by an intruder who broke into their home, Israeli media reported,” the BBC reported Saturday. Readers might deduce the family members died in a failed burglary attempt.

The BBC went further and evinced its stance on Israel’s policy in the territories. “Nearly half a million Jews live in more than 100 settlements built since Israel’s 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem,” the report stated. “They are held to be illegal under international law, although Israel disputes this.”

{Ynet/ Newscenter}


  1. Honestly who cares what that vermin news station says. It’s no secret they’re anti Semitic stick to fox news who actually likes the Jews and not the Muslim animals

  2. … the German bombing of London was light, and not necessarily hostile in nature. Few civilian fatalities were reported… Most of the damage caused by the ongoing rocket attacks, and assaults by the Luftwaffe are said to have occured in the uninhabited outskirts of London…

  3. If this wasn’t a terrorist attack (which it was) then I don’t know what is. The guy was a Palestinian terrorist who murdered innocent people as a demented and evil way of delivering a political point. That is terrorism and the news coverage is just political correctness run amuk.

  4. As an Israeli, and moreover, as a human being, I am disgusted at the coverage by CNN, if that can be called coverage. If there was any justice, the Tzunami that hit Japan would have swept over the CNN editor and flushed him forever. Political correctedness is the saddest joke and along with Radical Islam spells the end of Western Civilization, unless all the ostriches get their brainless heads out of the muck of self-denial and blind stupidity.

  5. In this month of Adar Sheini, May Hashem avenge the blood of this beautiful, innocent family the way He saved the Yidden from haman horosho, yemach shemo vzichro, and destroy all those in the world who wish to destroy Yidden. May Hakodosh Boruchu give koach to the remaining family to heal and grow to make their parents, A”H, proud. Hamokom yenachaim eschem b’soch shaar aveilei tzion v’yerushalayim.

  6. It is sad how we as Jews expect to be able to conduct a fair and mutually honest dialogue with our detractors amongst the goyim. As if all we have to do is to point out their inconsistencies and appeal to their sense of fairness.

    CNN & BBC and all their cohorts in the liberal media will never accept a Jewish nation until Moshiach comes. They will always portray Israel as aggressors, occupiers and murderers, gloss over the horrors perpetrated against us by the blood-thirsty Arabs in our midst, and insinuate not-so-subtle justifications for the murder of our children at the hands of “intruders.”

    They are one and the same as the terrorist murderers. Killing those Jews who think they can have a place as a nation among the nations of the world, is what they are trying to do, only they use their mouthpiece as the respected media outlets of the world to accomplish this goal and let the Arab terrorists to the dirty work for them.

    Ain lonu lehisha-ain ella al Avinu Shebashamayim.