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Foreign Ministry slams CBS ‘chutzpah’ for shocking headline

How did CBS news choose to portray an attack by heavily armed terrorists on Israeli police? Yes, you guessed it…

By Nitsan Keidar


A major terrorist attack was narrowly averted in Jerusalem earlier Wednesday, when no less then three heavily-armed Arab terrorists opened fire on Border Police stationed near the Old City’s Damascus Gate.

While two officers were seriously wounded, the quick and remarkably precise reactions of their comrades put an abrupt end to the attack, killing all three attackers in response. The terrorists were revealed to have been armed with sub-machine guns, knives and bombs, and were clearly intending to massacre as many people as possible.

But you wouldn’t know that from the outrageous headline provided by the CBS news network, which informed its readers: “3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on”.

The article itself was barely much better, with nearly every sentence concerning the incident preceded or qualified by words like “Israeli police say,” as if the attack in broad daylight were somehow not an objective fact.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry reacted angrily to the article, which is just the latest in a string of misleading and downright cynical headlines by some foreign media outlets portraying Palestinian


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