Swedish state TV: ‘Strong Jewish lobby’ behind Trump …

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Swedens main public broadcaster apologized for an article that tied President Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital to the strength of the Jewish Lobby.

In a broadcast Wednesday immediately following Trumps address about Jerusalem, the broadcaster SVT asserted that the Jewish Lobby in the US is incredibly strong, and said the lobby has championed this issue for a long time.

It was an unfortunate choice of words that immediately was corrected by our senior news commentator, Charlotta Friborg, executive editor and publisher SVT News, told JTA in an email.

Viewers had complained online that the assertion promoted anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jewish control over US foreign policy.

Separately, leaders of Dutch Jewry complained about their state broadcasters editorial choices in covering an assault on a kosher restaurant.

The NOS broadcaster placed a picture of Jerusalem on its website accompanying its report about the attack, in which a 29-year-old man waving a Palestinian flag smashed multiple windows of the HaCarmel restaurant in southern Amsterdam on Thursday.

NOS accompanied the article with a photo of the Israeli and American flags projected on the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem but removed the picture following complaints.

There were plenty of images from the anti-Semitic attack, which was filmed in its entirety, tweeted Paul van der Bas, the chairman of the CIJO youth organization of the Hague-based Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, or CIDI. But NOS uses a photo of Jerusalem. Why so suggestive?

The criticism of NOS over the Jerusalem image follows earlier rebukes of the broadcaster by CIDI over its use of a picture showing a dead Syrian child in an article about an air strike on a military target in Syria last week that international media attributed to Israel.

NOS removed the picture following a protest by CIDI, which on Tuesday wrote on Twitter: Fake News at NOS. A photo of a wounded/slain child in an article [about an incident] without civilian casualties.

On Nov. 9, during a speech about the Kristallnacht pogroms of 1938, Ron van der Wieken, the director of the Central Jewish Organization on the Netherlands, accused some Dutch media, which he did not name, of mobilizing support for terrorist groups that seek Israels physical destruction.

The ceaseless Israel-bashing that goes on in some Dutch media, as well as one national quality newspaper, is so persistent, so one-sided and selective that it must draw from a basic enmity to the idea of a national Jewish home, he said.

Earlier this year, Israel refused on technical terms to extend the work permit of a reporter for NRC Handelsblad, a newspaper with national distribution that is considered a quality publication.

In January, the newspaper refused to correct an assertion in one of its articles that said almost all the Arabs were driven out of Haifa in 1948, the year of Israels independence, despite testimonies that they left despite pleas for them to stay by the mayor.

In 2016, an article by the same reporter about Hebron said Israeli soldiers shot dead five Palestinians in the city without mentioning the Israeli armys claims that the Palestinians in question were shot while trying to stab Israelis. NRC has refused requests for a correction.

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