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It was the height of Russia’s meddling the 2016 election when news broke that President Barack Obama spent taxpayer money, to the tune of $350,000, on an Israeli organization that was mobilizing against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during the 2015 election. The news was largely ignored by the liberal media and was omitted by the broadcast networks. Fast-forward to 2019, and CBS Evening News was bemoaning how Netanyahu was inserting President Trump into the current election.
Dubbing it “the Trump effect”, CBS News correspondent Seth Doane began his Monday segment by sharing their displeasure with a massive billboard of Trump and Netanyahu. “There’s nothing subtle about this five-story-high billboard. Benjamin Netanyahu has practically put President Trump on the ballot in this election,” he reported.
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Doane noted Netanyahu’s excitement over the U.S.’s recognition of the Golan Heights as part of Israel, suggesting Israelis simply “seized” the land “from Syria in 1967.” As NewsBusters documented last month, the broadcast networks (CBS included) refused to make note that the territory was won as a result of the infamous Six-Day War; when Israel fought off the combined forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, because they didn’t recognize Israel’s right to exist.
CBS also decried Netanyahu’s campaign promise to annex parts of the West Bank, “which most of the world considers occupied territory,” Doane objected. Of course, this was one of the networks that mourned for Hamas terrorists after they sought to breach the border fence and attack civilians. The liberal media seems to treat all of Israel as occupied territory.
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The CBS reporter told viewers that they witnessed “the Trump effect in a Tel Aviv market” when an Israeli woman shared her view about the President. “For Israel he's good,” she said.
He also pestered Netanyahu’s opponent, former Israeli General Benny Gantz, with a question about Trump’s influence...
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