In response to communication from CAMERA’s Israel office, Bloomberg today commendably deleted an incendiary heading for a Jan. 12 News Now podcast which had read: “Houthi Strikes, Israel Genocide, More.”
format of the Bloomberg News Now podcast headlines don’t allow for much beyond keywords, the “Israel Genocide” shorthand for South Africa’s case at the International Court of Justice is a grotesque libel hypocritically leveled against a country which was subjected to a barbaric genocidal assault and is responding within the constraints of international law.While the
As the Office of the Spokesperson of the White House stated in response to South Africa’s “meritless” accusations:
Allegations that Israel is committing genocide are unfounded. In fact, it is those who are violently attacking Israel who continue to openly call for the annihilation of Israel and the mass murder of Jews. Genocide is one of the most heinous acts any entity or individual can commit, and such allegations should only be made with the greatest of care. Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas’ terrorist acts — acts that Hamas has vowed to repeat again and again until Israel is completely destroyed. Israel is operating in an exceptionally challenging environment in Gaza, an urban battlespace where Hamas intentionally embeds itself with and hides behind civilians.
To its credit, Bloomberg acted swiftly to remove the unfounded demonization of Israel. The original url is no longer active, and the podcast can be found at a different url under the appropriate heading, “Houthi Strikes, Spending Deal Holds, More.”