One thing that keeps drawing me back to the MEMRI-TV website is that it’s an endless source of information you can find absolutely nowhere else.
For example in the the last two days I’ve learned from Dr. Hisham Jaber of the Middle East Center for Studies and Public Relations (speaking on the Hezbollah TV station al-Manar) that “Zionism has forged the New Testament – and by now, 60 million in the US alone have left Christianity to become believers in the Torah.”
Wow. I never even noticed.
And I became aware of a little-known fact of World War II history thanks to Mamoun Al-Tamimi of the Palestinian National Council (on al-Jazeera): “After Hitler’s fall in Germany, Winston Churchill ordered the army and the air force to continue bombing. The bombings continued three weeks after Hitler’s fall, and military historians say that the casualties sustained by Germany after Hitler’s fall were greater than the casualties from the war.”
Fortunately there are sometimes others on the same programs who challenge these and other fantasies. But where do the fantasies come from? Is there somewhere in the Arab world an Institute for the Creation of Outrageous Lies about Zionists and Imperialists? Do these people actually believe what they are saying? If not, do they expect others to believe them?