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CNN could not have committed a worse sin in journalism than its initial report Tuesday on the "mosque" attack.

The quality of CNN’s reportage of Tuesday’s massacre at a Jerusalem synagogue sank to a new low.

Its initial report flashed the headline, “Deadly Attack on Jerusalem Mosque,” but the first correction only reported “4 Israelis, 2 Palestinians Killed in Jerusalem.”


Later, CNN finally reported that a “terror attack” had taken place.

However, it linked the murders with Arab rage over the suicide of an eastern Jerusalem bus driver Sunday who Palestinian Authority officials insist was murdered by “settlers.”

CNN reported that there was “controversy” over the death of the bus driver.

It added that Arabs did not accept that it was a suicide, but it failed even to mention that forensic experts testified that the man hanged himself. The network also quoted leading Palestinian Authority leader politician Hanan Ashrawi that the murder was a “lynching” by Jews.

CNN also wrote the report so that readers would conclude that there was a link between the driver’s death and a stabbing attack by an Arab on a Jew the day before.

Following is the full report:

(CNN) — The death of an Arab bus driver discovered hanged in his bus near Jerusalem is generating controversy among Palestinians who reject the police finding of suicide.

Yousuf al-Ramouni of Jerusalem was found dead Sunday. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Monday on Twitter that findings of the autopsy indicate his death was “not criminal related whatsoever.”

But the driver’s brother, Oussama al-Ramouni, described seeing bruises and “signs of blood” on his brother’s back.

“This is not the work of one individual but several individuals,” he told CNN.

Yousuf al-Ramouni died the same day an Israeli was stabbed with a screwdriver near central Jerusalem, the latest in a string of stabbing attacks targeting Israelis.

The stabbing victim was taken to the hospital in moderate condition, Rosenfeld said Sunday.

CNN stays “objective” and coldly reports that Israelis and “Palestinians” were killed. Terror? What terror?

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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


  1. Who owns CNN ? Is it Ted Turner. The guy who married Hanoni Jane Fonda during the Viet Nam war? That s..ut !! went to North Kora and buddied up with rhe people killing our American soldiers. Even wore a necklace home made out of metal from downed American aircraft. No doubt American soldiers had died in.Scum, pure scum.

  2. Im getting ,, breaking report""" from CBS, on my IPhone. Its saying 4 rabbis were killed. And 3 American Israeli dual citizens. I havent seen anything about 4 rabbis on these Jewish sites..

  3. It is ideological anti-semitism. They are trying the delegitimize Israel – then feel justified when Jews are murdered. At least the Nazis were honest in their intentions – as sick as that sounds. These are many left win people who hate Jews but they themselves can't kill Jews.

  4. When I first heard the story (I learned of it from Arutz Sheva), I posted it on my FB page thusly: "Two Muslims shoot Jews at prayers in the Jewish State's Capital; five dead, nine others wounded." I made no mention of the terrorists being among the dead, since their lives were worthless anyway.

  5. CNN reported this as an attack on a mosque! When they finally fixed the headline, how do you think the revised headline read?
    a) Israeli police shoot Palestinian youths
    b) State Dept expresses concern about excessive degree of force used by Israel in attack on religious institution.
    c) World outraged at death of two Palestinians in religious attack.
    d) Settlements cause Palestinian outrage in Synagogue attack
    e) Something else

  6. Stupid moronic leftist anti Jewish anti American dogs.
    Wolf you are a damn idiot and should be ashamed to call yourself an American.
    As a full paying taxpayer you are an insult CNN to what once was called real Journalism.
    Idiotic whatever you feel but to sway public opinion with lies and incorrect facts is an outrage.
    These are murderers, YES MURDERERS and you are complicit with them in this crime so sleep well you morons at CNN and when you one day meet your maker you will go down stairs for not your beliefs but your acts of hatred and incitement and influence of a naive USA population who is swayed by your bias. Really this is what you were taught at Columbia, Harvard, WOW.

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