Monday, August 29, 2016

How the Lebanese Daily Start eulogized Israeli war criminal, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer

Yesterday, Daily Star of Lebanon carried the headline (from the AP story) that he was a "veteran politician" and said that he served as "a bridge between Arabs and Israel".  This war criminal was implicated with killing of Egyptian prisoners of war, and he was a liaison with the Lebanese right-wing death squads during the civil war. After I pointed out the Daily Star story on Facebook last night, it later changed the headline and deleted the reference to the "bridge" but it never apologized to its readers. The paper is owned jointly by Hamad bin Jasim of the Qatari regime and Lebanese man of letters, Sa`d Hariri.