Another Reason to Boot Out Al Jazeera: They Love Their Blood Libels

Hardly a day goes by without reading about Al Jizz making a mockery of the notion of journalistic integrity and going out of their way to demonize Israel.

You know, one of the countries in which they have an office so they can provide “objective” journalism.

Last week, they came out with a report entitled Israel’s Volunteer Soldiers.

Naturally, it is a hit job on Israel and the IDF.

Naturally, it contains outright lies, none more severe than the inclusion of a proven blood libel.

In November 2013, Elena Zakusilo, a Ukrainian Jewish woman, appeared on the Ukrainian TV show “Lie Detector”, revealing that she worked for the Israeli army and continued to do so.

“The first time I killed was difficult for me. I threw the weapon and said I wasn’t going anywhere. But I went,” she said and admitted to having killed civilians, including children.

The relevant part is in the first few minutes of this video.

As Israel National News explains:

Zakusilo’s words on the show had already been proven in 2013 to be a complete fabrication.

After Ukrainian Muslims expressed outrage when the show was aired, an Israeli investigation with IDF authorities found that Zakusilo’s words on the show were, indeed, false. The findings of the investigation were then forwarded to Ukrainian security officials, who established in December 2013 that “Elena Zakusilo did not participate in military confrontations, including between Lebanon and Israel. Everything she said on The Lie Detector does not conform to reality. Her answers on the show were given in accordance with a script prepared by the lead editor of the program.”

Further, the Israeli Foreign Ministry had checked and found that, although Zakusilo had served in the IDF, she had served in a low-ranking administrative position during which she had no involvement in the type of activity in which she had claimed to have participated on the show.

Seriously, it is way beyond time Al Jizz was sent packing.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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