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Israel sponsors Google advert labelling Amnesty as ‘antisemitic’

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Published: 11 February 2022

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Ad criticising the NGO appears at the top of search results on Google; finance giant Morningstar accused of boycotting Israel

ISRAEL'S MINISTRY OF Foreign Affairs has sponsored an advert to appear at the top of search results on Google when searching for Amnesty International, which lambasts the human rights group as "antisemitic".

Following Amnesty's release last week of a report portraying Israel as an apartheid state, the Israeli government has pursued a media campaign against the organisation, including describing the 280-page report as "full of lies".

The advert on Google directs readers to a webpage labelling Amnesty as "just another radical organisation that echoes propaganda with no examination" and claiming that "instead of seeking facts, Amnesty quotes lies spread by terrorist organisations".

The webpage also contains tens of articles published on US and Israeli media platforms, showcasing Israel's "diverse" culture, with other pieces discrediting Amnesty's report as "lies".

It also features a video highlighting the names and faces of Palestinian citizens of Israel, from the Druze and Muslim communities, who are part of the current Israeli government of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

FULL STORY Israel sponsors Google advert labelling Amnesty International as 'antisemitic' (Middle-East Eye)

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