MembersArab Press Takes Netanyahu’s Word Over Hezbollah’s

In his address to the UN General Assembly on September 27, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed, among other things, that Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist militia had established missile facilities amidst the civilian population of Beirut.

By Ryan Jones |
Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90

Hezbollah responded by taking foreign journalists on a tour of several public venues to “prove” that Netanyahu was lying.

But many in the Arab press insisted that Israel’s leadership was far more trustworthy, at least in this regard, than Hezbollah and its Iranian overlords.

“I believe Netanyahu more than I believe Hezbollah,” tweeted Saudi writer Turki Al-Hamad, who noted that Israel has a history of telling the truth, while the region’s Muslim leaders have a history of doing the exact opposite.

Ahmad Al-Jarallah, editor of the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, urged Netanyahu and Israel to ignore the media circus, knowing full well that the average Arab citizens of the Middle East “will be very grateful if you destroy [these weapons] before they destroy Lebanon and Israel.” To drive home his point, Al-Jarallah tweeted a second time: “Once again, Mr. Netanyahu,...

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