There are approximately 100 entries for 2017 in C-SPAN Watch, all of which contain non-trivial, nearly all negative, references by callers to Israel or Jews. The following 30 or so utterances are from the calls, most of which were met with silence by C-SPAN, the remainder eliciting inadequate or even complicit responses.
The only way I feel that this conflict is going to be resolved is to recognize that the Palestinians do have rights. It is occupied Palestine. (Dec. 23, 9:09 a.m. entry)
I think Mr. Trump lost everything inside and outside. First, he make a big mistake to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Dec. 13, 7:51 a.m. entry).
Israel attacked the U.S.S, Liberty to get the U.S. into a war with Egypt [a myth that is a staple of the anti-Israel crowd]. I really don’t think that it is a really good ally. Who knows whether they [Israel] coaxed us into war with Iraq and Syria. (Dec. 7, 8:42 a.m. entry)
Truman took the European Jews and set them right on top of the Palestinians; now that is our problem today. (Dec. 6, 9:04 a.m. entry)Most of our military is being used by Israel, because all this is about who controls the Middle East, controls the world. That is what it is … it is about territory… So whoever controls the Middle East controls the Earth. Our military is being used by Israel to go around the whole Earth to take control. (Nov. 27, 7:35 a.m. entry)
The best way to stop terrorism [in the world] is to get control of Israel. (Nov. 9, 8:48 a.m. entry)
As far as [United States Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, many people know this a just a Jewish cabal [secret political clique] that’s trying to control this. (Oct. 20, 9:25 a.m. entry)
The first gentleman on today talked about Israel. That is a forbidden subject. We don’t know how much money or arms we give them and we are not supposed to be that closely allied with anybody. (Oct. 13, 7:58 a.m. entry)
This is all about Israel…What they want to do is they want to bomb 80 million people over there and make Iran look just like Iraq… Israel, well, it has got nuclear weapons. Nobody said nothing. They have more weapons per capita than any other country in the world, but nobody says anything…It was the Israelis who introduced terrorism to the Middle East when they chased out the British. Now everybody adopted it. Israel has a heavy hand. (Oct. 11, 8:22 a.m. entry)
The number one problem in the Middle East that all 14 Presidents had is keeping Israel from attacking our allies there in the Arab states. (June 18, 9:53 a.m. entry)
The elites are located in the [Washington] D.C. area, in Manhattan [New York City], and in parts of Los Angeles. Now, don’t call me an anti-Semite, but they are primarily, most of them, left-wing Jews. Financially very wealthy, and they control Wall Street, they control Hollywood and they control the banking here in the United States. (June 14, 7:04 a.m. entry)
If you look at the Websites for AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee] or ZOA, Zionist Organization of America, they brag, they boast, about their successes in winning policy and funding support from the United States. They explicitly control and meddle in our elections. Why the fuss about Russia? There is nothing that Russia could have done that would even remotely compare in this last election with a single AIPAC … (June 11, 7:25 a.m. entry)
Basically what we’re doing over there in the Middle East is taking care of Israel – we are in like a proactive war for Israel. They do absolutely nothing as far as the Coalition is concerned and we give them money and arms and they still don’t help us. (May10, 9:14 a.m. entry)
Hamas, Hezbollah, these are the people who are Palestinians just trying to get their country back. It’s not a difficult situation at all. My opinion is – it is not Israel, it’s occupied Palestine. China has North Korea. Russia has Syria. We have Israel. (April 20, 7:10 a.m. entry)
You know, it’s not only President Trump, but it’s also all white Christians in this nation demonized by the Jewish media. (April 13, 7:22 a.m. entry).
Israel is right down the block; they are using chemical warfare. (April 9, 7:47 a.m. entry)
Two weeks ago when Israel was rebuffed when their plane was shot at, he went to Moscow, Netanyahu. Israel likes to fly in and shoot and not expect retaliation. Soon after, we have this event. I say it’s a false flag [operation]. We should not be in Syria. (April 8, 9:46 a.m. entry)
But the United States didn’t have any problem with Israel killing 3,000 people in Gaza. I mean, we have also to look at our own government where we’re poisoning our own people in Michigan. (April 7, 7:48 a.m. entry)
We have propaganda, we have pretext and go in and use Israel as cat’s paw to go in and now carve up the Middle East between them. (April 7, 9:18 a.m. entry)
How about Israel’s actions in Gaza? Their reported use of white phosphorus. (April 5, 7:12 a.m. entry).
The United States is the number one supporter of state terrorism from Israel and other colonial states. (April 5, 7:13 a.m. entry).
We send money over to Israel to blow up things. We should save that money for healthcare. (March 14, 7:50 a.m. entry).
They don’t have the money for us for Social Security to raise our pay or nothing, but they have money to give to Israel and all these violent countries. (March 8, 7:05 a.m. entry).
I am strongly opposed to Israeli policy towards Palestinians. Why is it I am constantly labeled as anti-Semitic? (March 3, 9:14 a.m. entry).
[Israel’s Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu hated President Obama. I don’t think it was because of him being President. It was because of his color. That is one thing we have to deal with. (March 3, 9:26 a.m. entry)
I can bring up the point of the Jews in Israel machine gunning down boys at the beach. (Feb. 21, 7:47 a.m. entry)
Wasn’t it President Truman who did not let Jews come in and we ended up dropping them in Palestine and they occupied it and we are wholly subsidizing the occupation of Palestine. (Feb. 12, 8:48 a.m. entry)
The one that was behind all this was the Prime Minister of Israel, Netanyahu. He wants to have power over those seven Muslim countries in that region. He’s putting fear in the United States. (Feb. 10, 7:24 a.m. entry).
What are you doing to curtail Israel from continuing to steal technology and use it against foreign countries? (Feb. 6, 8:40 a.m. entry).
As many people have died in Syria as in the Jewish Holocaust. (Jan. 29, 7:30 a.m. entry).
The other thing is the abstention at the United Nations is to prevent the prime minister of Israel from becoming the Hitler of his area. (Jan. 5, 9:43 a.m. entry)
I would like to see them stop being friendly with violent countries like Saudi Arabia and Israel. Iran hasn’t attacked anyone in 400 years, yet we hate them. (Jan. 4, 9:34 a.m. entry)
I think the problem is we’re sending $38 billion to Israel over the next 10 years. I wonder where was Israel in Iraq? They’re supposed to be an ally. (Jan. 4, 9:53 a.m. entry)
Panelist Noura Erakat likened Israeli “settler colonization” (meaning the presence of any Jews between the Sea and the River Jordan) to a cancer, charging that either the two-state solution or the one-state solution is like “using Tylenol to address the cancer… instead of chemo …the thing we need to do is remove the cancer… If we admit that the West Bank is occupied we have to admit that Tel Aviv and Haifa are occupied as well as Jerusalem.”
This solution, of course, amounts to ethnic cleansing of Jews from their ancestral land, while the one-state solution would be unviable for Jews given the predilections of Arab Muslim pluralities including a Palestinian one. The attitude generally of those anywhere who promote the single state solution can be reasonably characterized as “22 Arab Muslim states is fine but one Jewish state is one too many.”
The film portrays the conflict as basically that of good guys (Arabs) victimized by bad guys (Israeli Jews and others).
Providing anti-Israel propaganda platforms is standard procedure for C-SPAN. The extent of the possible harm inflicted by C-SPAN is indicated by the fact that C-SPAN broadcasts reach a television audience of potentially millions.
When will TV providers (cable or satellite) that support C-SPAN come to terms with C-SPAN’s chronic journalism malpractice that is bound to fuel anti-Israel, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories? Keep in mind that a portion of the public’s cable/satellite fees is paid to C-SPAN.
When will Congress, which enfranchises C-SPAN, come to terms with the problems?