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Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:47 AM

Dutch TV airs fake Netanyahu speech about targeting Gaza civilians

THE HAGUE (JTA) -- A Dutch news show has stirred controversy by airing a fake satirical video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bragging to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about civilian deaths in Gaza.

“We are trying to maximize the number of civilian casualties. We prefer that,” Netanyahu is seen telling Clinton in the video, which the broadcaster Vara aired on Nov. 21, as part of the satirical corner of the prime-time news show De Wereld Draait Door. Approximately 1.5 million viewers watch the show every evening. 

The video, made to appear genuine through seamless splicing of sound bites from previous speeches by Netanyahu, was spread by thousands of Twitter and Facebook users who advertised it under the headline “Netanyahu finally tells the truth.”

http://www.jta.org/news/article/2012/11/26/3112791/dutch-tv-airs-fake-netanyahu-speech-about-targeting-gaza-kids

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Mosby Nov 2012 OP
PDJane Nov 2012 #1
oberliner Nov 2012 #2
oberliner Nov 2012 #3
aranthus Nov 2012 #4

Response to Mosby (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:52 AM

1. Considering Israeli actions, rather than what is said,

It does appear to be the truth.

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Response to PDJane (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:19 PM

2. And we're off and running...

Good stuff. I hope this doesn't get deleted.

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Response to Mosby (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:35 PM

3. Sad thing is a lot of viewers will believe this to be real

And as seen from the other response to this thread, for some it just plays into the narrative.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 08:38 PM

4. And some who don't care will spread it as the truth. n/t

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