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TORONTO, Nov. 4 /CNW/ - Philippe Karsenty, internationally known media analyst and founder of Media-Ratings, a
media watchdog which monitors the media in France and who exposed the
false allegations that Israeli soldiers killed a 12-year old
Palestinian, Mohammed al-Dura during a gun battle in Gaza in 2000.
Following Mr. Karsenty's reporting that France 2, a French television
network, had broadcast staged footage of the alleged killing, Mr.
Karsenty was sued for libel by the network. He succeeded in having a
lower court judgment overturned by the Paris Court of Appeal in May
The story of the death of Muhammed Al-dura, as presented by Charles
Enderlin of France 2, was used to great effect to inflame the passions
of Muslims around the world. The image became a symbol of the Second
Intifada and was referenced in the deaths of a number of Israelis,
including within the gruesome video of Daniel Pearl's execution. Those
images of Mohammed Al-dura cemented the message of a blood libel
wherein all Jews should be held responsible for the death of this
This story is not over yet. Ten years after the story hit the news Charles Enderlin, the France 2
reporter, has released a book about the incident in which he continues
to maintain, despite evidence to the contrary, that France 2's
presentation of events in Gaza that day was honest.
Mr. Karsenty is being brought to Canada by International Free Press
Society, Jewish Defense League Canada and Free Thinking Films.
IFPS is dedicated to the promotion of free speech principles and serves
as an international advocacy group for free speech.
SOURCE Jewish Defence League of Canada
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