Sunday, July 01, 2007


MEMRI is a main arm of Israeli propaganda," - Professor Norman Finkelstein (son of Holocaust survivors).
By Kurt Nimmo
June 23, 2007
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As we have known for some time now, MEMRI, short for the Middle East Media Research Institute, specializes in disinformation by distorting translations of film and print media stories originating in Arabic, Iranian and Turkish media. In essence, what MEMRI does is change the context of news stories by way of mistranslation and excision. Call it MEMRI loss, the deliberate mangling of media. MEMRI did this to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by turning a speech he delivered in 2005 into a racist and genocidal screed. MEMRI accomplished this through mistranslation. Not a day passes now we do not witness corporate media claims Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the map. In fact, Ahmadinejad said the "regime that is occupying Qods [Jerusalem] must be eliminated from the pages of history." He did not say Israel must be wiped off the map. But this engineered lie is repeated constantly by the corporate media and to such a degree it is now accepted as fact.
"MEMRI is a main arm of Israeli propaganda," explains Finkelstein. "Although widely used in the mainstream media as a source of information on the Arab world, it is as trustworthy as Julius Streicher's Der Sturmer was on the Jewish world." Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, accuses MEMRI of "outright distortion," while former CIA case officer Vince Cannistraro has written that "they (MEMRI) are selective and act as propagandists for their political point of view, which is the extreme-right of Likud," in other words, the people associated with MEMRI -David Wurmser, Douglas Feith, Elliot Abrams, Richard Perle and other neocons -are racist reactionaries, no different than the above mentioned Julius Streicher (instead of hating Jews, the neocons hate Arabs and Muslims).
Finally, it appears an appreciable number of mostly clueless Americans are stupid enough to fall victim to MEMRI's lies, as millions of them sincerely believe Ahmadinejad wants to wipe Israel off the map. Of course, they know nothing of MEMRI, or that it is an Israeli intelligence operation run by Yigal Carmon, who "served" in the IOF's intelligence branch, or that it was co-founded by one Meyrav Wurmser, wife of "Clean Break" author David Wurmser, a dual citizen questioned by the FBI for allegedly passing state secrets on to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. It should be noted that Meyrav Wurmser wrote her Ph.D. thesis on Revisionist Zionism, the racist and murderous political philosophy behind the Herut and Likud parties in Israel, thus demonstrating Meyrav's racism and hatred is a generational affair.

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