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Sunday, October 24 2010

60 Minutes - Tough Journalism or Biased Reporting?

My HonestReporting colleagues, Yarden Frankl and Alex Margolin, discuss 60 Minutes' dispatch from Silwan. Was Lesley Stahl just being a tough journalist, or was her story unbalanced?

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First I have not seen the full 60 minutes-
However if the rest is in a similar tone then obviously without any doubt the piece is anti-Israeli-

My main thrust is that Islam has no connection to Jerusalem at all.
The mosque built on the temple mount carries no more importance that the one to be built at ground zero.

No where in the Q`ran is Jerusalem mentioned- No where dose it say that Mohammed even went to Jerusalem.

Jews face Jerusalem Muslims face Mecca.

As for ownership of East Jerusalem- Has Jordan ever asked for its return!

Several facts have oddly been omitted from all accounts:

1. Silwan is Shiloam in Hebrew, the object of the famous Shiloam tunnel inscription archaeologically confirming the reign of Hezekiah in the seventh centutry BCE. (This priceless item of Jewish heritage is still in the hands of its Turkish thieves.)

2. Silwan had a thriving Yemenite Jewish community until evacuated by the British during the 1936-39 Arab Revolt, in which the Palestinians threatened the Jews with death.

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