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Thursday, October 21, 2010

French human rights official asks Arab League to curtail anti-semitic programming

Al Manar, Hezbollah's Lebanese media outlet, reports:
On Wednesday, Paris requested that the Arab League take action on "the problem of television channels that broadcast anti-Semitic propaganda in the Middle East and also to Europe via satellite."

Francois Zimeray, Ambassador for Human Rights at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said he had noted in particular the case of channels of Hamas, "Al Aqsa," and that of Hezbollah, "Al Manar," during during a visit to the headquarters of the pan-Arab institution.

The anti-Semitic propaganda of these channels is "spreading hate via satellite, returns a bad image of Islam and does not contribute to creating a climate conducive to peace," he told reporters.
I have not yet seen this reported in any non-Arab media outlet.