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October 27, 2015 2:32 pm

Egyptian Activist Hangs Israeli Flag, Calls for End to Media’s ‘Dishonest Reporting’ About Jewish State

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Egyptian peace activist Ahmed Meligy called for an end to biased reporting against Israel. Photo: Facebook.

Egyptian peace activist Ahmed Meligy called for an end to biased reporting against Israel. Photo: Facebook.

An Egyptian-Muslim peace activist expressed strong support for Israel on Monday and called on major media outlets to halt their biased coverage of the Jewish state.

In a video posted on Facebook, Ahmed Meligy criticized the media’s “dishonest reporting” and “brainwash methods” in relation to the current wave of violence in Israel. Filming from Egypt, he spoke to the camera with Israeli and Egyptian flags hanging on the wall behind him. After proclaiming his passion for his home country, the activist said he hung the Israeli flag as well because Israel has the right to be recognized “in a proper, decent, honest way.”

Meligy specifically mentioned the BBC and The Washington Post for “undermining what’s going on in Israel to the point that they are trying to bury it, so the world won’t know.” He cited specific headlines from both media outlets, which report on Palestinians being killed, but fail to identify them as terrorists and attackers.

“Israel has the right to be recognized. What’s going on has to be mentioned fairly without these cheap tactics,” he said. “This [the biased reporting] has nothing to do with honesty. This has nothing to do with integrity and it’s a shame.”

The Egyptian activist urged the public to become the “true news reporters,” saying, “It is our duty to act and show the world what’s going on in Israel.”

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  • Brian Fisk

    Allah is not God…God is God!

  • Sunni Muslims and the United Nations are pressing for Pope Francis and the Vatican to control the “holy sites”. The prophet Muhammad’s messages from God were to oppose the errors and false teaching of the Roman (Catholic) Church. The Roman church rejected and replaced the holy days and rejected YAHWEH God’s laws, Torah. Qur’an says, Say O People of the Book, you stand on nothing till you observe the Torah and Gospel and all sent down to you from your Lord.” Qur’an 5:67-69, 42:14-16 (Be not divided between Moses and Jesus, Torah and Gospel, submit to God’s truth.

    Sunnis must reject their leaders who are working for the Vatican and popes; the people do not want to oppose Allah (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob), the angel Gabriel, and the prophets including Muhammad.

    Anyone blocking prayers to the One God of all creation are against God and are not acting in love for God or mankind; they bring upon themselves misery due to evil ones.
    God is not wanting that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and forgiveness through YAHSHUA ha Mashiach.

  • Linda Golden

    I am under the impression that these comments present a forum to state your opinion, share ideas, and perhaps get an insight or two. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, you do not have to like it or agree with it. Calling people names, being rude and obnoxious really isn’t necessary and makes one really tired…there is enough “real” awful stuff out there, prefer not to have it here too.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    From following the BBC, The Guardian, NY Times, Haaretz and The Independent one might forget that Israel provides more in the way of human rights than her Islamic neighbours. A teen in Saudi was sentenced to crucifixion and beheading for criticising the Saudi govt. Another ‘critic’ was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and ten years in prison. People are executed for disagreeing with Islam or Sharia. In Israel a 13 year old Palestinian boy who stabbed an Israeli 13 year old boy, was taken to a five star Israeli hospital after he was injured in the course of stopping him from attacking others.

  • Alice Moldoveanu

    Thank you so much for speaking up for Israël! You are a brave honest man and you moved me to tears!God bless you @Ahmed Meligy!

    • Ilana leeds

      Thank G-D therebarevsome thinking people there in Eygpt and other parts of the world.

  • Aaron Milrad

    The newspaers named are but a few of the “enlightened “Western” publications who enjoy defaming Israel.WE have our share in Canada.
    Their reporters or stringers live in East Jerusalem & drink or actually create the propoganda for their readers.
    Only negativbe stories about Israel are permitted-the good “stuff” is only avalable in Israeli or Jewish publications.Bu tsurely one knows they are non -objective publications with a Jewish bias & cant be trusted,.

  • These web sites expose biased media coverage of Israel:

    http://www.camera.org

    http://www.HonestReporting.com

    http://www.memri.org

  • Stacey Horcher

    Egypt is a fascist regime that denies free speech, free press, the right to a trial by jury, presumption of innocence and due process. Freedom is precious, and Egypt has almost none of it. I bless this man for coming forward to speak out against the fascist, and rabid mongrels like “Noah” (fake name no doubt) to spread the sunlight of freedom throughout this very very dark region. Islamism is not about religion, it is about FASCISM which seeks to deny all but the wealthiest and most powerful all human rights.

  • Linda

    Well done! There are so many like him but are afraid to speak out. Sadly the pressure from the society is too strong and dangerous. So many people are blinded and brainwashed. I hope he stays safe. Egyptians Rock!

  • EVE LAING

    I applaud Ahmed Meligy and wish there were tens of thousands more like him within the Arab world. I honour his honesty but even more honour his ability to distance himself from the negative Muslim attitudes around him that by rote, call for the destruction of Israel. Now I wonder……what or who informed him? How did he get to be a ‘Muslim ‘Outsider”? He is rare and I pray that he isn’t assassinated for his honesty and courage.

  • You’re a brave man, Mr Meligy. May you be safe!

  • Noah Hoffman

    He is a self hating Egyptian :-
    I wonder how much Mossad had to payed him to buy
    him out too, (we all know you can’t buy love) to have him
    supposedly display Israeli flag and say what he allegedly
    said, if it’s true. In Egypt, they would hang him from his balls
    if they ever find him. That’s how bad the hatred is towards
    Jews, In that country and that part of the world, contrary
    to what Jews hopelessly would like to hope and believe.
    Keep on dreaming!

    • Stacey Horcher

      The egyptians have no free speech and no free press. They have no civil liberty and no right to a trial by jury. There are different rules for conduct for a muslim vs anyone else which amount to apartheid against any non muslims. I find it deeply ironic that you are here USING FREE SPEECH which they would deny YOU to rail against the only place in the area that HAS FREE SPEECH and would permit you to air your foolish thoughts about this. Noah, (as if that were your real name! HA HA HA) you’re a moron to believe this nonsense, and you’re an even bigger fool to be here using free speech and a free press to promote an ideology that would be happy to deprive you of both, and would put you in jail for voicing thoughts that didn’t coincide with their fascism. I hope you go there and get arrested for speaking freely, it would serve you right to have to spend you life locked up in a hell hole of an egyptian jail! Imagine me, a Jewish woman pointing and laughing at you in a cell full of excrement.

    • Stacey Horcher

      By the way “noah”, you make me sick to my stomach, and if I ever met you, I’d vomit in your face!

    • Joanne` Miller

      I know a Rabbi who says, the flaws we see in others are the things that reside in our own hearts. Your name means rest, So why don’t you give it a rest.

    • Riki

      Noah Hoffman, Egypt is doing better and has acknowledged Israel. It seems they are more fair than you are, and you are way behind the times. I will pray for your healing of mind!

    • Thomas Schwartz

      Well of course, if a Muslim says anything positive about Israel, it must be a Mossad plot.

      Get a life.

    • Paul

      Noah
      Your english is as flawed as your logic.
      This man stands up and openly states sentiments that are SURE to land him in trouble, as you say.
      Does it make sense that he would do this so openly if was really being paid to do so by the Mossad ?
      does he really appear that stupid to you ?
      Or is stupidity your OWN strong card ?

    • Noah Boffmum

      Noah you must have such a small penis, or you are so poor minded and miserable for any other reason. What a rubbish comment.

  • We need more people as Ahmed Meligy ! We need people who know the truth! Who knows the true picture of human minds! Wake up for peace among men! To save all countries lands and their children’s future! One world! One realty!

  • Nathan Salant

    It is good to see that an Egyptian has a clear view of what’s going on in Jerusalem on one hand, and in the international media on the other. The real question is WHY the media has this all too clear-but bias in its reporting – could it be that the advertising revenue of the Arab-owned oil companies and their conglomerate ownings are “buying” the one-sided coverage?

    The media coverage does NOT help the Palestinians because it encourages their violence on one hand, and feeds Israeli fears on the other. Each time the violence ratchets up, the end result is further economic damage to the West Bank and Gaza, which makes their lives worse.

    Very quietly, Egypt has become more and more aligned with Israel against the radicals – no surprise, given the fact that Egypt never provided the Palestinians with a country when it occupied Gaza from 1948-67, and given Hamas’ support for the Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorist groups inside Egypt.

  • As I said! Only the creative mind known the truth, To day of the birth of global marked economy politics which derives from scientific achievement that gave birth to social media which gave power to men to attack counties from within under distorted information, driving the entire world people masses brains into believing a reality which do not exist where in fact brains do attack their own minds, that is per definition the cause and reason for what is happening to day worldwide in this very moment, driving the Israeli – Palestinian conflict to a terrifying murderous media picture, which the cause of it is fake! Hillary Clinton testified on defenseless Libya which was brought into a terrifying chaotic civil war, which is harming Egypt intern security and economy and as well Africa economy, and is the cause of ISIL existence which was a planned trap to push people out of their countries into becoming refugees, a terrifying refugees move from the Middle East, North Africa, Africa, including from Afghanistan and Pakistan into the western world, one day all those refugee will find out that they were cheated into believing a future which do not exist ending up as slaves into nothingness. It looks like men do not learn from history! It looks like men is brain attacked into forgetting his own history! We need to build up the entire human brains inherent structures under correct media information to be able the build up the entire global world physical structures of urban and agricultural spaces to save our planet! Only under peace among nations this is possible! We can not afford wars when millions of men are harmed by nature forces! Wake up! Nature forced is undivided from men’s behavior on it!

  • As I said! Only the creative mind known the truth, To day of the birth of global marked economy politics which derives from scientific achievement that gave birth to social media which gave power to men to attack counties from within under distorted information, driving the entire world people masses brains into believing a reality which do not exist where in fact brains do attack their own minds, that is per definition the cause and reason for what is happening to day worldwide in this very moment, driving the Israeli – Palestinian conflict to a terrifying murderous media picture, which the cause of it is fake! Hillary Clinton testified on defenseless Libya which was brought into a terrifying chaotic civil war, which is harming Egypt intern security and economy and as well Africa economy, and is the cause of ISIL existence which was a planned trap to push people out of their countries into becoming refugees, a the terrifying refugees move from the Middle East, North Africa, Africa, including from Afghanistan and Pakistan into the western world, one day all those refugee will find out that they were cheated into believing a future which do not exist, ending up as slaves into nothingness. It looks like men do not learn from history! It looks like men is brain attacked into forgetting his own history! We need to build up the entire human brains inherent structures under correct media information to be able the build up the entire global world physical structures of urban and agricultural spaces to save our planet! Only under peace among nations this is possible! We can not afford wars when millions of men are harmed by nature forces! Wake up! Nature forced are undivided from men’s behavior on it!

  • It is refreshing to see an Egyptian activist stand up
    for Israel with the recent outbursts of blame and
    violence against her. I thank him and admire him
    greatly.

  • Eptha Benjamin

    Dear Ahmed

    Get to read the BIBLE and know the lord Jesus and I am sure you will find everything done by ISRAEL is right.

    May YHWH, lord Jesus and the holy spirit lead you and guide you to the right path.

    Benjamin

    • David Siegel

      I am glad to hear an Egyptian stand up for truthful reporting, but we don’t need you proselytising on a Jewish newspaper site. And before I get nasty replies to this, I have a lot of respect for Jesus’ message of peace and brotherhood, but I just don’t believe that he is the Messiah. Have enough respect for Jews to recognize that they that they have given enough thought into their beliefs as you have given to yours. Would you like people constantly bombarding you, trying to make you convert? If someone has questions concerning your religion, then that’s a different story. Just remember that Jesus was a Jew, who was just trying to make other Jews be better Jews, not convert them.

      • Pink

        As a Jew Himself, Jesus/Yeshua didn’t come to convert the Jews to another religion. If you read the prophecies in the Old Testament about the Messiah promised to the Jews and read the New Testament about Jesus’ and His words, you will find that He is the fulfillment of that prophecies. Read particularly the words of Isaiah/Yeshayahu Chapter 53:

        Isaiah 53Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

        53 Who believes our report?
        To whom is the arm of Adonai revealed?
        2
        For before him he grew up like a young plant,
        like a root out of dry ground.
        He was not well-formed or especially handsome;
        we saw him, but his appearance did not attract us.
        3
        People despised and avoided him,
        a man of pains, well acquainted with illness.
        Like someone from whom people turn their faces,
        he was despised; we did not value him.

        4
        In fact, it was our diseases he bore,
        our pains from which he suffered;
        yet we regarded him as punished,
        stricken and afflicted by God.
        5
        But he was wounded because of our crimes,
        crushed because of our sins;
        the disciplining that makes us whole fell on him,
        and by his bruises* we are healed.

        6
        We all, like sheep, went astray;
        we turned, each one, to his own way;
        yet Adonai laid on him
        the guilt of all of us.

        7
        Though mistreated, he was submissive —
        he did not open his mouth.
        Like a lamb led to be slaughtered,
        like a sheep silent before its shearers,
        he did not open his mouth.
        8
        After forcible arrest and sentencing,
        he was taken away;
        and none of his generation protested
        his being cut off from the land of the living
        for the crimes of my people,
        who deserved the punishment themselves.
        9
        He was given a grave among the wicked;
        in his death he was with a rich man.

        Although he had done no violence
        and had said nothing deceptive,
        10
        yet it pleased Adonai to crush him with illness,
        to see if he would present himself as a guilt offering.
        If he does, he will see his offspring;
        and he will prolong his days;
        and at his hand Adonai’s desire
        will be accomplished.
        11
        After this ordeal, he will see satisfaction.
        “By his knowing [pain and sacrifice],
        my righteous servant makes many righteous;
        it is for their sins that he suffers.
        12
        Therefore I will assign him a share with the great,
        he will divide the spoil with the mighty,
        for having exposed himself to death
        and being counted among the sinners,
        while actually bearing the sin of many
        and interceding for the offenders.”

        Yeshua was not just any Jew who wanted to make other Jews better. He is Israel’s Messiah who came as the sacrificial lamb. His blood was shed for the salvation of both Jews and gentiles- offered once and for all.

        He is coming again as King to reign over Israel and the world. See this:

        http://www.jewsforjesus.org/publications/issues/v15-n05/returningking

        I challenge the Jews to read the New Testament. It is not just the Christian’s Bible as you may have been taught. Read for yourself the life and words of Yeshua and see that He is who claims to be. The first book “Matthew” begins with His genealogy.

        Shalom everyone.

    • Louis

      I also believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah. The hope for Israel is clear as stated in Romans 11. However, to say that everything Israel does is right is saying too much. They have their share of sin, as do all the nations. The Messianic vision of many evangelicals has entailed in it bloodshed at the expense God’s command for all to repent.

  • Ariana

    What right to be recugnised??? ISRAEL IS & HAVE BEEN ALWAYS THERE!!! Why to be fix something is not broken? Hellooo…???!!!
    Anybody there?!

    • I exist but if nobody acknowledges me, then I do not exist.
      So, Israel needs to be recognized as a Country by the whole world.
      BTW, do the Palestinians not go to work? They should clean up their streets instead of tearing them down to throw rocks to Jewish people.

  • Evelyn Fabrikant

    This is a brave and honest man! We should support and encourage him…and his voice.

  • SteveHC

    VERY cool!

  • Ron

    This was posted on Facebook very recently, I don’t know whether it’s true or not. But I think it very likely is:

    “Ahmed Meligy has just been arrested by the Egyptian Police.”

  • Carl

    Wow!! Thank you Mr. Meligy. You are indeed an honorable man and a gem among your Muslim brethren.

  • It is good to hear what sounds like proper response to the events of the day. It hopefully is not masquerad.e for media services, as early Dress up for All Saint’s Day

  • Thank you Mr A, Melegy
    it has always been that way the muslims lie to themselves and it is hard to return to the truth it is amazing but we have to keep fighting with everything this is the destiny thank you for coming on board this delightful.

  • Sarah Olsen

    Dearest Ahmed,
    Thank you so much for defending Israel’s right to defend herself and to be recognized among the nations as the only one Jewish state and only one that is democratic in the Middle East.
    You are a courages and honest man and it’s not very often (unfortunately) you find one who isn’t affraid to voice the support for Israel in a Muslim country.
    May you be blessed and protected from any danger in your life.
    A very thankful Jewish woman with the name Sarah

  • Anthony Dayton

    Every once in a while, a small spark of light breaks through the darkness and illuminates the human condition. All those who find hope in this story should offer thanks to Ahmed Meligy for his humanity and courage.

  • Nicholas Pappas

    Those of us that have some kind of awareness understand the corruption and bias in the media. It is an offense to all that the half truths/lies are presented to the masses and they eagerly swallow it and believe it.
    Shame on BBC and the Washington Post for their reporting in such a negative and uncaring manner. Worst, shame on Arianna Huffington and her Post for being politically correct. She preaches a wonderful tune but follows the mainstream media in all of its perjury. Lies against a nation in the middle of a horrific situation and also the most productive nation in the area. What does that say? Just continue blaming Israel for everything and cover the negative indoctrination that these leaders preach to the blinded masses.
    The NYTimes is also guilty of distorting the truth about many events that have occurred and llay blame on the Israelis.

  • Scott

    A brave and honest man from the Arab Middle East.
    Sir, I applaud you and wish you the best of health.
    Please watch your back and hire some security as soon as possible.
    The world needs you.

  • Esteban Cafe

    What a sensible thing to say…if you live in Utah, USA.

    I’m sure that Las Vegas is already betting on the date and time of his demise at the hands of members of The Religion of Peace.

    Still, Pioneers always took the arrows and gave up the scalp. I always thought that the female Muslims would be the ones to stand up to the hate and violence of Islamism–until I watch enough of MEMRI’s vids of “Martyrs’ Mothers”. I came away with little hope that the hate will abate long enough for a discussion to get going. Pray that the Israelis do not turn as sour as the Muslims they face.

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