U.S.-Funded Arab TV Airs Anti-Israeli Reports

[60 Minutes-CBS News ] Scott Pelley - The U.S. government spends $100 million a year on a news channel in Arabic called "Al Hurra" to explain America to the Arab world. Yet a review of what Al Hurra is putting on the air found that it has supported terrorism and denied the Holocaust. The station aired a live speech by Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hizbullah, and covered a Holocaust deniers' conference in Iran. More recently, one of the guests on a talk show said that Israel's policies toward the Palestinians amounts to, in his words, a Holocaust conducted by a racist state. The speaker was neither challenged by the host, nor balanced by another guest.

2008-06-23 01:00:00

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