Israel blames “explicit anti-Semitic” Chinese national television

Beijing — China’s Israeli embassy describes it as “explicit anti-Semitism” in a show run by an overseas channel on CCTV, a state-run broadcaster discussing ongoing violence in Gaza and elsewhere. I’m protesting.

“I hoped the era of the’Jewish dominates the world’conspiracy theory was over, but unfortunately anti-Semitism looked ugly again,” the embassy said in a tweet. ..

“We are stunned to see explicit anti-Semitism in the official Chinese media,” the tweet said.

In a CGTN broadcast on Tuesday, moderator Zheng Junfeng questioned whether US support for Israel was really based on shared democratic values. Foreign policymaker in the United States. “

“Jews dominate the financial and internet sectors,” Chung says in English. “So some people say they have a strong lobby? Yes.”

Beijing CCTV Headquarters Building
On May 19, 2021, people ride their bicycles past the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters building in Beijing. (MarkSchiefelbein / AP Photo)

Chung then accused China’s largest geopolitical rival, the United States, of using Israel as a “coastal bridgehead” in the Middle East and as an agent for campaigns to defeat pan-Arabism.

Spokesperson Erez Katz Volovelsky said Wednesday that the embassy had nothing to add to the tweet and has so far not received a response from CGTN, which CCTV operates for foreign viewers like Russian RT. Said.

There was no immediate comment from CCTV, and Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said he was “not aware of the situation.”

“China has repeatedly expressed its position on the situation in Palestine and Israel,” Zhao told reporters at a daily briefing.

China has long been a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause, and recently the Foreign Ministry has accused the United States of blocking a statement by the UN Security Council condemning violence. They said the statement did not help “escalate” the situation.

Nevertheless, since establishing formal diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992, Beijing has fostered close economic, technical and military relations, including the purchase of early model Israeli drones.

Judaism is not one of China’s officially recognized religions or stereotypes of Jews, as wise businessmen and market manipulators are common among the Chinese people.

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