The Chairman and CEO of global news conglomerate News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, predicted this morning that a win for President Obama in the upcoming American presidential election would be a “nightmare” for Israel. He also said that Vice President Joe Biden’s comments about his relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the vice presidential debate on Thursday night were false.
“Nightmare for Israel if Obama wins,” he tweeted, adding, “Biden outright lied about personal relations with Bibi.”
The media mogul who’s company owns The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, The New York Post and other major media assets, also included harsh criticism for United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice and the White House, as well as advice for Mitt Romney in his tweets.
Murdoch has long been viewed as a friend of Israel and has been honored by a number of Jewish organizations. At the Innovate. Invest. Israel. Conference that took place just over a month ago in New York, Murdoch recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying, “As far as I’m concerned, what was right for King David is right for me. Therefore, to me, Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel.”
Murdoch has consistently been highly ranked in The Algemeiner’s annual list of the “Top 10 Non-Jews Positively Influencing the Jewish Future,” coming in as number one in 2010, and number two in 2011, and 2012.
In his entry for this year’s list The Algemeiner wrote, “Murdoch, and his right hand Roger Ailes, were honored in May of this year at Manhattan’s Museum of Jewish Heritage where he said, ‘To my mind, that is the grand promise of Zionism: that Israel exists so that Jews can protect themselves.’ He concluded, ‘I believe that it is no longer just Israel’s survival at stake but our own.’”