An alleged Al Jazeera reporter got into a violent altercation with police after he and another reporter were thrown out of a pro-Israel conference in Washington, D.C., for secretly videotaping at the event, the Washington Free Beacon reports, citing eyewitnesses as sources.
The reporters apparently claimed they were with Al Jazeera, a media outlet that CUFI allegedly denied press credentials due to what it considers to be anti-Israel bias.
The reporters, identified as Matthew Cassel, a photojournalist with Al Jazeera English, and Micah Garen, cofounder of Four Corners Media, were reportedly tossed out of the Christians United for Israel’s 2013 Washington Summit when it was discovered that they were secretly filming events closed to the press. Glenn Beck delivered the keynote address and donated $100,000 to CUFI at the conference on Tuesday.
“Cassel left the conference with no issue. However, Garen argued with officers outside of the convention center after they confiscated his video equipment, sources said,” according to the Free Beacon.
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A newly released United Nations report confirms that it was a Palestinian rocket that fell short of Israel and killed the 11-month-old son of a BBC correspondent, not an Israeli rocket.
The episode, which happened last November, was explained in a U.N. Human Rights Council report regarding “human rights” in “Palestine and other occupied Arab territories.”
But Walid Shoebat, the grandson of the Muslim Mukhtar of Beit Sahour-Bethlehem, explained it as just another attempt by media outlets to create condemnation for Israel.
Shoeboat, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization member who was imprisoned for incitement and violence, later became a Christian while studying the Tanach in a challenge to convert his wife to Islam.
“Pallywood is all about creating a theater of conflict in which Palestinians are portrayed as victims and Israelis as murderous oppressors,” he wrote. “The goal of the Pallywood culture is to push a political agenda by either misrepresenting events or staging them altogether.”
Perhaps the most famous such situation is the purported death of 12-year-old Mohammed al-Dura, Palestinians tried to exploit the claim that Israeli soldiers killed the 12-year-old in a firefight, but his “death” later was exposed as a fraud.
Shoebat continued, “We now have confirmation that the death of the 11-month-old infant son of BBC Arabic journalist, Jihad al-Masharawi, back in November, wasn’t the result of an Israeli airstrike.”
He noted that among those reporting that Israel was responsible was the Washington Post, which had emblazoned a photograph of an Arab man holding the body of his dead child on the front page.
Awr Hawkins reported at Breitbart.com, “Neither the Washington Post nor the rest of the media bothered to check Palestinian claims or to report them with an appropriate degree of skepticism.”
He continued, “BBC journalists used tweets to imply Israel’s guilt in the infant’s death the day the child was killed.”
The U.N. report on the conflict between Nov. 14-21, 2012, however, dated just days ago, said. “On 14 November, a woman, her 11-month-old infant, and an 18-year-old adult in Al-Zaitoun were killed by what appeared to be a Palestinian rocket that fell short of Israel.
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