Monday, January 28, 2013

Arab/Iranian media: Livni charges Qatar gave Likud $3 million

From Al Manar (Hezbollah):
The Zionist former Foreign Minister, Tzipi Livni admitted last week that the Arab Emirate of Qatar has funded the electoral campaign of Zionist Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and that of the 'Yisrael Beiteinu' party.

During an interview with the Zionist television Channel-1, Livni said that her rival Netanyahu has received from Qatar $3 million and the 'Yisrael Beiteinu' party $1.5 million for their campaigns.

However, Netanyahu promised the Qatari emir in exchange that he will meet Hamas after the elections and that the right-wing coalition will promote the creation of a Jordanian-Palestinian governed federation, she added, noting that Hamas and the Zionist officials had already held secret meetings in Doha.

Livni also stated that she is a close friend of Mrs. Mozah, wife of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar.
Iranian media is also reporting this.

This bizarre rumor seems to have started from a pro-Assad Syrian TV channel on January 18:

Israelis are amused.

Recall that only a couple of months ago Arabic media went crazy over a different piece of laughable fiction involving Livni, saying that she admitted having sex with Arab leaders to blackmail them. Soon thereafter the rumor morphed to add Saeb Erekat to her stable of sexual conquests.

It is obvious that Arab journalists can lose their jobs - or their lives - for telling the truth. I wonder if any one of them was ever fired for making stuff up.