March 21, 2006, - 9:30 am
By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve written about–actually, against–Al-Jazeera’s new English language network, soon to be on the air (here and here). (Yes, I’ve appeared on the Arabic language version, but I’m no fan of the Terrorist News Network.)
Now comes this hilarious, deadpanned quote from Dave Marash, Al-Jazeera International’s new Jewish anchor (we’re sure his religion had nothing to do with his hiring, which is why Al-Jazeera is touting it ad absurdum; nope, it was his charming good looks):
I do not see Al Jazeera as the antagonist of the Jews or the Israelis. It is a friend of the Jews, a friend of Israel, a friend of peace and harmony in the Middle East.
Uh-huh. Keep telling yourself that, Dave.
Tags: Dave Marash, English language network, Israel, Middle East