Israeli Officials Tried to Kill 60 Minutes Report on Treatment of Christians

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    Apr 24, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Israeli Officials: 60 Minutes Report on Treatment of Christians a "Strategic Threat"

    Diplomats Do Damage Control After On-Air Blow-Up of Israeli Ambassador

    by Jason Ditz, April 23, 2012

    This Sunday’s ’60 Minutes’ broadcast of a 12+ minute story on Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinian Christians was a ‘strategic threat’ to Israel, according to top Israeli diplomats who are struggling to defend Ambassador to the US Michael Oren’s efforts to force CBS to kill the segment.

    The story by reporter Bob Simon began as a segment about the disappearance of Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land, with emphasis on a family whose Bethlehem home, once on the busiest street in town, is now surrounded on three sides by Israeli military walls.

    It became much more however, when Oren approached CBS before the story was even completed and demanded that the network not air the story, accusing Simon of a “hatchet job” on Israel.

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    Apr 27, 2012 1:15 AM GMT
    The more actions the Israeli government and its Lobby AIPAC takes to stop facts from coming out, or to influence them to only make Israel look good when facts show otherwise, the more desparate and self delegitimizing the results are. Israel and its lobby would do well to spend their time being peacefull towards its minorities and compromising to keep them rather than caving to the Jewish fanatics and then spending all the time and money covering up their actions which are anything but representative of "the only democracy in the middle east".