Syria’s antiquities and the Arab media

03 Apr 2013 5:47 PM | Anonymous

Syria’s antiquities and the Arab media
By ADAM BLITZ 04/03/2013 21:20

Indeed by Al Manar’s own admission, it does not seek to be objective but to promote Palestinian victimhood and diatribes against the State of Israel and its supporters.

In an article published last Friday (March 29, 2013) the Al Manar website ran a similar story to The Jerusalem Post op-ed titled, “Saving Jewish antiquities in Syria,” but with an interpretation in line with the position of Hezbollah and the Assad regime. The original narrative was taken over and a dramatic story of intrigue and cross-border violations emerged: “Israeli commandos rob rare items from Damascus synagogue.”

Al Manar is a world away from the free press and a source to which, ordinarily, I would not give credence.

Indeed by Al Manar’s own admission, it does not seek to be objective but to promote Palestinian victimhood and diatribes against the State of Israel and its supporters

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=308565

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