By David Litman, August 20, 2021
David Litman, writing about CNN’s series on the history of Jerusalem, describes his article as “[a] preliminary sample of how disconnected the CNN series is from reality and objectivity.” He points out, as example, “In a series supposedly about Jerusalem, CNN chose to largely conceal vital information about the majority population in the city at the time. Instead, the series producers created a false narrative about both Arabs and Jews that depicts Palestinian Arabs as victims. Similarly, it significantly underplays the role Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and close buddy of Adolph Hitler, “would play in fomenting bloodshed…” “Palestinian Jewry is virtually nonexistent in CNNâ€™s narrative, which even manages to make the Holocaust about the Palestinians and their alleged voicelessness.” Litman concludes, “The CNN series is marred by historical error â€“ all seemingly driving in the direction of distorting or omitting entirely the heavily one-sided aggression of the Arabs against the Jews â€“ whether in the form of murderous Arab violence in the 1920â€™s and ’30â€™s, in the collaboration of the Palestinian Arab leader Amin al-Hussein with the Nazis or in the curious misrepresenting of Palestinian Arab allies in vital UN maneuvering.”
AUTHOR: David Litman writes about Jews in Israel and the US and the organizations and news media that distort the truth when writing about them.
This article was published August 20, 2021 by Camera and is archived at https://www.camera.org/article/cnn-mangles-jerusalems-history/.
It is archived at Think-Israel at https://www.think-israel.org/litman.cnnjerusalemhistory.html