PBS's Amanpour Hypes Theory Netanyahu 'Incited' Yitzhak Rabin's Murder

December 3rd, 2019 11:54 PM
On Monday's Amanpour & Co. show on PBS (also shown on CNN International), host Christiane Amanpour devoted a segment to interviewing the director of a film, titled Incitement, that has come under criticism for suggesting right-leaning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu helped stoke up "incitement" that led to the 1995 assassination of left-leaning Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a…

CNN Guest Likens Trump Campaign, GOP To Israel Before Rabin Murder

August 15th, 2016 4:24 PM
Haaretz's Chemi Shalev bemoaned the state of the GOP on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS on Sunday, and compared Donald Trump's remarks on "Second Amendment people" to the political climate in Israel in 1995 before the murder of major political figure: "It reminded me of the months preceding our late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination." Shalev later added that if "somebody...tried to hurt or…

CSMonitor: '94 Peace Prize Winners All 'Have Blood on Their Hands

October 9th, 2009 3:30 PM
The Christian Science Monitor’s Dan Murphy and Tom Sullivan examined the politics behind the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, and while looking back at past winners, the two equally blamed the 1994 Prize winners- Yithak Rabin, Shimon Peres, and Yasser Arafat- for the ultimate failure of their peace efforts: “All three men could be said to have blood on their hands from that conflict.”…

CNN Endorses Thomas Friedman’s Scaremongering About Conservatives

September 30th, 2009 6:03 PM
CNN’s Jack Cafferty and Wolf Blitzer endorsed Thomas Friedman’s “scary and sobering column” in the New York Times on Wednesday’s Situation Room, where the liberal writer compared the current American political climate to that of Israel in 1995 prior to Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. After Cafferty remarked that “Friedman’s right,” Blitzer labeled the column “powerful.”The CNN commentator began…

Thomas Friedman's Hypocrisy on 'Far Right' Dangerously Delegitimizing

September 30th, 2009 2:24 PM
Making a truly odious comparison, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman claimed parallels between the behavior of anti-Obama protestors (who have been quite peaceful) to that of "extreme right-wing settlers" in Israel before the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Friedman warned that "criticism from the far right has begun tipping over into delegitimation and creating the same…