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Rupert Murdoch Tweets: “Why Is Jewish Owned Press so Consistently Anti-Israel In Every Crisis?”

November 17, 2012 10:42 pm 10 comments

Rupert Murdoch. Photo: wiki commons.

Taking to Twitter Saturday night media mogul Rupert Murdoch asked, “Why Is Jewish Owned Press so Consistently Anti-Israel In Every Crisis?”

Murdoch whose News Corporation owns such media properties as Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post didn’t specify which outlets he was referring to, but earlier he called out some other media giants for their anti-Israel bias, tweeting, “Middle East ready to boil over any day. Israel position precarious. Meanwhile watch CNN and AP bias to point of embarrassment.”

He also took a swing at President Obama’s handling of the latest increase in rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, tweeting, “Can’t Obama stop his friends in Egypt shelling Israel?”

Murdoch has consistently ranked high in The Algemeiner annual list of the “Top 10 Non-Jews Positively Influencing the Jewish Future,” coming in at number one in 2010, and number two in 2011and 2012.

In the first list, where he was awarded the top spot, his entry reads, “he continues to serve as a beacon in the media for fair and balanced treatment of Israel and related issues.” Murdoch has also been awarded by a number of Jewish groups, including the American Jewish Committee and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

He is not alone in his bafflement over some Jewish attitudes towards Israel, as other gentiles who have voiced support for Israel have questioned the hostile position towards the Jewish state that some Jews have taken.

A screenshot of Murdoch’s tweets is posted below.

UPDATE: November 18thMurdoch tweeted a retraction of his comments, saying,”‘Jewish owned press’ have been sternly criticised, suggesting link to Jewish reporters. Don’t see this, but apologise unreservedly.”

Screenshot of Rupert Murdoch's tweets.

10 Comments

  • Antisemitism almost allways end up somehow in favor of the jews.and now its making good erupeans support muslims,and let them destroy eruop only becaouse they both anti-semetic.
    if u go back.the real source of antisemetism is jewish-both religions christianti and islam sprang from judaism,which realy need the antisemetism in order to survivem.truly the true victims of this sick ideolgy (judaism),are the jews themslves

  • joyce pustilnik

    Rupert Murdoch’s mother was Jewish. So why is anyone surprised that he is pro_israel and supports Jewish causes. I cannot say that I agree or even like Fox. I am not sure if he is an affiliated Jew but without a doubt he is half Jewish.

  • No Jew can reach as low as assimilated Jews: they have already sold-out on 4000 years of tradition and broken the chain of all their ancestors… Why wouldn’t they betray Israel too?
    Being Jewish is NOT a “racial” thing.
    There are PLENTY of non-jewish Jews.

    • Yes, it is unbelievable. did the owners forget that we survived thousands of years, because we have always helped each other and protected each other?
      Did they already foget what happened during WWII?
      We have now enemies much more dangerous and unfortunately much stronger than nazis.
      Mr Murdoch is our best friend

  • …firstly, because as liberal democratic citizens of a liberal democratic country they want to show that they are holier than Thou, and secondly, because they don’t want to lose their job. Both are delusional motives.

  • Murdoch is really a friend of the Jews and of Israel, of those Jews that have high self-esteem… He obviously pointing his finger the NYT… But the family that owns it has always been anti-zionist… They are affraid to be appointed as Jews or zionist…

  • In WW2 the NY Times was afraid to report the Holocaust. Today it finds moral equivolance between Islam’s sociopathic need to kill Jews( as Muslims in the Middle East and around the world emulate Muhammad ‘s genocide of the Jews of Quaraza) …and Israel ‘s basic right of self defense against Islamic savages who fire thousands and thousands of missles into Israel..Only an antisemite( non Jew or Jew) would not support Israel.

  • valerie woodard

    Why did Murdoch’s Fox News support the Bush/Saudi takeover of the presidency for 8 years? Why doesn’t his news empire explore the Saudi link to 911?

    • The Saudi influence on US foreign policy far dwarfs all the pro-Israel elements combined.The State Department is dominated by their influence.

      In my case,I served as an adviser to the Saudi military and on several economic and educational projects.

      I was offered an endowed professorship at a major university. My nominees were chosen to head the liaison offices of several major contractors.

      I don’t know who is a bigger threat to Israel: American liberal Jews or the hatreds and bitterness of the various religious and secular elements within Israel toward each other

      I have always warned Israel that Israel and Israel alone is responsible for her own survival. The world will condemn you for self-defense and hypocritically mourn you if you are annihilated.

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