Al-Jazeera journalist Muna Hawwa, posted a video on the company’s @ajplus and @ajplusarabi Twitter this week. The video is of the journalist questioning the Holocaust stating point blank that it was a narrative that was adopted by the Zionist movement.
According to the Daily Caller News Foundation “On May 18, AJ+ Arabic posted a seven-minute video to social media with the caption “The gas chambers killed millions of Jews … So the story says. How true is the #Holocaust and how did the Zionists benefit from it?” The Jews “exploited the Holocaust for their agenda and made the whole world focus on their murders and forget the other victims.”
In the video, it is suggested that the Jewish people colluded with the Nazi’s for special treatment, that the numbers were exaggerated and blown out of proportion.
She goes on to say, “People are divided between those who deny the annihilation, others who think that the outcome was exaggerated, and others yet who accuse the Zionist movement of blowing it out of proportion.”
She states there are groups who outright deny the Holocaust ever happened, and there are groups out there who think the death tolls were grossly overestimated.
The video was quickly taken down by Al-Jazeera, but not before the damage was done.
In another instance of anti-Semitism this week The New York Times International version published an anti-Semitic cartoon featuring President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Twitter quickly moved to block the video, but apparently it only blocked the resharing of all versions with subtitles—the original was not other translated versions.
In the same Daily Caller News Foundation article, it reported, “On May 19, Al Jazeera issued a statement saying that ‘Dr. Yaser Bishr, Executive Director of Digital Division, stated that Al Jazeera completely disowns the offensive content in question and reiterated that Al Jazeera would not tolerate such material on any of the Network’s platforms. In an email to staff, he also called for the mandatory bias training and awareness program.’ It said two journalists would be disciplined.”