Palestinian TV keeping up with Kim Kardashian, displays ‘fundamental’ anti-Semitism



Kim Kardashian. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Official Palestinian Authority (PA) television, in its follow-up coverage on an Israeli media report on arrests in the Kim Kardashian jewelry heist case, falsely stated that Jewish “thieves” are definitively behind the robbery.

Citing an article in the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth on the arrest of 17 suspects in connection with last October’s theft of about $10 million in jewelry from Kardashian’s hotel room during Paris Fashion Week, PA TV’s Jan. 11 “Palestine This Morning” program featured an interview with "Israeli affairs expert" Fayez Abbas, who said that “Jews” who robbed Kardashian “have been arrested,” according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an organization that monitors Palestinian incitement in traditional and social media.

“It turns out that they are Jews. That is what is written—it’s not me who says they are thieves. That is written in Yedioth Ahronoth, it's not from me. It says ‘Jews.’ They are thieves. In other words—they steal lands here too, no? But the engagement ring worth $5 million could not be found. They did not find it. The Jews hid it and turned it into something else,” Abbas said.

The PA TV program used its report “as an opportunity to generalize that all Jews are ‘thieves,’” PMW said Friday, noting that 15 of the 17 suspects arrested in the Kardashian case are non-Jews.

“PA TV's reporting demonstrates that anti-Semitism is so fundamental to PA ideology that even a single mention of two Jews anywhere in the world in a negative context is all that is needed launch another PA anti-Semitic rant,” said PMW.

Posted on January 13, 2017 .