Abby Martin, a presenter for Russia Today, accused Israel of “terrorism” during her program “Breaking the Set” yesterday. RT is funded by the Russian government and is notable for producing a relentless stream of anti-American and anti-Israel bulletins.
Martin made the following comment:
“over 4 billion dollars a year to sponsor these acts of, can’t call it anything else but terrorism. Now its up to us to stand up for the human dignity of the Palestinians…”
A few minutes earlier in the same show, she accused Israel of carrying out a “brutal blockade” and said “Israel is no stranger to war crimes”. She then proceeded to interview an anti-Israel activist, Mike Prysner. He accused Israel of deliberately dropping white phosphorus onto Palestinian schools during the 2008 Gaza war. He claimed that Israel was deliberately trying to burn the children inside the schools. He also alleged Israel has committed various other crimes.
The program a day earlier followed a similar pattern. Martin went on a 5 minute monologue, explaining the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from an anti-Israel perspective. She accused Israel of “apartheid” and of expelling Palestinians from “the land of Palestine”. She also claimed that Israel is destroying thousands of Palestinian homes every year. However, she did not mention that Israel was attacked multiple times from 1948 to 1973 by Arab countries seeking the destruction of the Jewish state.
For that show she interviewed Phyllis Bennis from the Institute for Policy Studies, who has a long history of making anti-Israel statements. Predictably, Bennis repeated anti-Israel claims that are routinely made by Israel’s enemies.
So two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, hostility towards Israel remains as strong as ever in the Kremlin controlled media.
A video of Martin’s warped Middle East history lesson can be viewed below.