B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
It is outrageous that the once-prestigious Newseum, a museum devoted to honoring and celebrating journalism, has chosen to honor two terrorists, claiming they were journalists. This shameful decision is a taint on the museum.
The Washington, D.C.-based museum has chosen to honor two men who worked for Al-Aqsa Television, a Hamas propaganda entity notable for airing anti-Israel programming featuring shows and characters who call for Israel’s destruction and violence against Israelis.
The U.S. government describes Al-Aqsa as a Hamas-controlled entity.
To have these Al-Aqsa propagandists receiving the same Journalist Memorial award bestowed upon such journalists as Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by terrorists in 2002, is a disgrace.
The Journalists Memorial recognizes 2,246 journalists killed in the line of duty. The two Hamas terrorists should not be among them.