BEIJING (AP) — Israel’s Embassy in China is protesting what it describes as “blatant anti-Semitism” on a program ran by the abroad channel of state broadcaster CCTV discussing the continuing violence in Gaza and elsewhere.
In a tweet, the embassy mentioned “we have now hoped that the occasions of the ‘Jew’s controlling the world’ conspiracy theories have been over, sadly anti-Semitism has proven its ugly face once more.”
“We’re appalled to see blatant anti-Semitism expressed in an official Chinese language media outlet,” the tweet mentioned.
Spokesperson Erez Katz Volovelsky mentioned the embassy had nothing so as to add to its tweet and had up to now obtained no reply from CGTN, which CCTV operates for international audiences, just like Russia’s RT.
On the Tuesday CGTN broadcast, host Zheng Junfeng questioned whether or not U.S. assist for Israel was actually based mostly on shared democratic values, saying “some individuals consider that U.S. pro-Israeli coverage is traceable to the affect of rich Jews within the U.S. and the Jewish foyer on U.S. international coverage makers.”
“Jews dominate finance and and web sectors,” Zheng says, talking in English. “So have they got the highly effective lobbies some say? Attainable.”
Zheng then accused the U.S. — China’s prime geopolitical rival — of utilizing Israel as a “beachhead” within the Center East and a as proxy in its marketing campaign to defeat pan-Arabism.
There was no rapid remark from CCTV.
China has lengthy been a powerful backer of the Palestinian trigger and in latest days, the Overseas Ministry has castigated the U.S. for blocking a press release within the United Nations Safety Council condemning the violence.
But, since establishing formal diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992, Beijing has nurtured shut financial, technological and army ties, together with the acquisition of early mannequin Israeli drones.
Judaism just isn’t one in all China’s formally acknowledged religions, nevertheless, and stereotypes about Jews as shrewd businesspeople and market manipulators are frequent among the many Chinese language public.
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