Monday, July 6, 2015

UCG's Reliance on Arutz Sheva

It was seen in a previous post PCG has often used a media source named Arutz Sheva (Channel Seven), which is sometimes called Israel National News, to support various articles they produce. Arutz Sheva is a media source that caters for national religious Jews in the State of Israel. LCG also uses Arutz Sheva for their articles.

It must also be reported that UCG has also quoted from Arutz Sheva. Whenever UCG quotes Arutz Sheva whatever is quoted is repeated at face value. UCG never critically assess what they quote from Arutz Sheva. UCG has not one negative word to say about Arutz Sheva.

It is amusing to note the clumsy way Arutz Sheva is cited by UCG's writers from time to time. It is sometimes referred to as "Arutz Sheva 7". It is most incorrect to call it that. This is ungrammatical nonsense. Sheva is Hebrew for seven. Calling it "Arutz Sheva 7" is like calling it "Channel Seven 7". That is completely wrong.

Also the two different names for the same media organization ("Arutz Sheva" and "Israel National News") are several times combined together as "Arutz Sheva Israel National News". This is also incorrect. Both PCG and LCG have never done so but instead have referred to it as either "Arutz Sheva" or "Israel National News" without trying to combines the two names together in the awkward way that has sometimes been made by UCG's writers.

Are UCG ministers and members aware of Arutz Sheva's nature? Are they aware of how it refused to broadcast women singing? Would they be concerned if they were aware of this?

Would UCG ministers and members be concerned with a publication that would publish a racist cartoon that portrays President Obama as a shoe shiner?

Would UCG ministers and members be concerned about a publication that would let a man try to religiously blackmail American Jews into moving to the State of Israel?

Persons working for Arutz Sheva have done all these things as seen in a previous post. And yet UCG quotes this media outlet without any hint of hesitation about these things regarding Arutz Sheva. UCG is silently complicit regarding such behavior by Arutz Sheva's writers. And if UCG's writers are ignorant of these things then why is it that they seem so unconcerned about who they are quoting from?


I have divided this list of quotes into two parts, quotes from UCG's main website,, and quotes from UCG affiliated blogs. I am unaware of how these UCG affiliated blogs are connected to UCG's main website. Consequently I suspect it would not be proper to blame UCG's main website for what these UCG affiliated blogs happen to say. Therefore those quotes are separated.

UCG ( Quoting Arutz Sheva

The European Union resorted to ambiguous, vague threats against Israel's new prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, even before he took office, “to pressure him to support the 'two-state solution,' which calls for the creation of an Arab state of Palestine inside the current borders of the Jewish State” (“EU: Accept 'Two-States' or Else,” Arutz Sheva Israel National News, March 30, 2009). (Jerold Aust and John Ross Schroeder, World News and Trends: EU Pressures Israel for Two-State Solution, May 31, 2009.)

Meanwhile, the clock telling us when it will be too late continues to tick. According to an Arutz Sheva Israel National News article: “IDF Intelligence Chief Gen. Amos Yadlin confirmed . . . that ayatollah- controlled Iran has the technology to develop a nuclear bomb . . . ‘Iran has crossed the technological threshold,’ Yadlin said . . . ‘Iran continues to amass hundreds of kilograms of low-grade enriched uranium,’ Yadlin said, and is hoping to take advantage of the dialogue with Washington to buy time to advance towards the ability to build a bomb” (“Iran Can Make A Bomb,” March 9, 2009). (Jerold Aust and John Ross Schroeder, World News and Trends: If Diplomacy Fails, What Will Israel Do?, Good News, May-June 2009, p. 10.)

During this event, Rabbi Eliyahu offered this prayer, “We are lifting our voices to God. We are shouting out to him like a baby shouting out to his father. When a baby cries, his father understands him. His mother understands him. This is how we shout out to God. Without talking.”
“We pray to God that the prayer will not just take place here at the Kotel (Western Wall) but in the actual Holy Temple, on the Temple Mount. May it be rebuilt quickly and in our time” (Arutz Sheva 7, (Gary Petty, Darris McNeely and Steve Myers, Ground Zero Jerusalem, Beyond Today, January 15, 2012.)

Nowhere is this more evident than in a country repeatedly making headlines these days—Iran. As Western leaders continue with more fruitless rounds of negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program, a dose of reality is very much in order. As German President Joachim Gauck said when meeting Israeli President Shimon Peres May 29, 2012: “I'm very concerned about Iran's nuclear program. It represents not only a concrete danger for Israel but for the whole region and potentially even for us in Europe” (quoted by Rachel Hirshfeld, “German President Warns: Iran Threatens 'New Shoah,'” Israel National News, May 30, 2012). (Scott Ashley, What Are Ahmadinejad's Aims?, July 11, 2012.)

The two assailants were motivated to carry out religious terrorism and carried knives, guns, and cleavers which they used in the attack. They were twenty-one and twenty-seven years old, one married and a father. The worshipers killed were all the heads of large families (Tova Dvorin, “Five Killed in Terror Attack at Jerusalem Synagogue,” Arutz Sheva 7 at, November 18, 2014 and Peter Enav, “A Look at Victims, Assailants in Jerusalem Attack,” My Way News at, November 18, 2014). (Amanda Stiver, Vertical News Synagogue Attack in Jerusalem, Lessons of Personal Responsibility, November 19, 2014.)

It’s not surprising that Arab Muslim leaders would make such a case, but it is deeply troubling that the American secretary would fall in line with such rhetoric—especially while promoting an Islamic holiday in the same breath! He was essentially claiming, as one Israeli news source put it, that “Israel’s failures to forge a peace deal with the intransigent Palestinian Authority (PA)—not the US’s failures in the Middle East—are to blame for the rise of Islamic State (ISIS)” (Tova Dvorin, “Bennet Blasts Kerry’s Comments Blaming Israel for Rise of ISIS,” Arutz Sheva Israel National News, Oct. 17, 2014). (Tom Robinson, Is Israel the Obstacle to Middle East Peace?, January 12, 2015.)

UCG Affiliated Blogs Quoting Arutz Sheva

March 9, 2011 Arutz Sheva reported: “Ten people were killed Tuesday in a clashes between Muslims and Christian Copts in Cairo and at least 110 others were wounded, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry. (UCG Sacramento, 10 Christians Killed in Clashes with Muslims in Cairo, March 9, 2011.)

January 16, 2014: Arutz Sheva 7 reported: “Iran is set to become the ‘alpha dog’ - the dominant power – in the Middle East, according to Fox News commentator Kathleen Troia ‘K.T.’ McFarland, the network's National Security Analyst. (UCG Stockton, Analyst: U.S. Abandoning Middle East, Leaving Iran in Charge, January 16, 2014.)

January 29, 2014 Arutz Sheva reported: “US Secretary of State John Kerry is about to present a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) that will call for a phased Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria [Arutz Sheva is here referring to the West Bank.- Redfox712.] based on the 1949 lines, with ‘unprecedented’ security arrangements in the strategic Jordan Valley, writes Thomas Friedman in the New York Times – one of the journalists considered most close to the Obama administration. (L. Jim Tuck as quoted by UCG Honolulu, Kerry Plan: Arab Capital in East Jerusalem, January 29, 2014.)

February 5, 2014 Arutz Sheva reported: A group called "Rabbis from the Committee to Save the Land and People of Israel" sent a letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry this Sunday, warning him to end his "antagonism' towards Israel." The rabbis sharply criticized Kerry for his plans to establish an Arab capital in Jerusalem for Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and to have Israel withdraw to the 1949 Armistice lines. On Saturday, Kerry threatened Israel with an international boycott if peace talks fail, in addition to previous threats of a "Third Intifada" last year. (L. Jim Tuck as quoted by UCG Honolulu, Rabbis Threaten Kerry with ‘Divine Wrath’, February 5, 2014.)

July 9, 2014 Arutz Sheva reported: "Iran's foreign ministry condemned Israel's operation to protect its citizens from Hamas rocket fire on Wednesday, calling on the West to urge the Jewish state to prevent a "human catastrophe". The remarks by Iran, a traditional ally of Hamas, came after the Israeli Air Force pummeled terror targets in Gaza Tuesday night, in response to nearly a week of near-constant rocket fire on Israeli civilians. (UCG Honolulu, Iran Condemns Israeli Self-Defense As "Savage Aggression", July 9, 2014.)

November 19, 2014 Arutz Sheva reported: “The head of Iran's Basij paramilitary force has claimed it is raising an army of ‘millions’ to flood Gaza and Syria to support Tehran's allies. (L. Jim Tuck as quoted by UCG Stockton, Iran Threatens to Flood Gaza with 'Millions' of Iranian Fighters, November 19, 2014.)

December 16, 2014 Arutz Sheva reported: “Fifteen thousand people marched through the cold Dresden streets Monday night, in a highly charged rally against the Islamization of the West. Protesters carried signs with the logo for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, or PEGIDA, the anti-Islamization group founded in the German city, as well as signs against Sharia Law in Europe. (L. Jim Tuck as quoted by UCG Honolulu, Thousands March Against Islam in Germany, December 16, 2014.)

December 24, 2014 Arutz Sheva reported: “Despite the truce that ended Operation Protective Edge in August, Hamas terrorists in Gaza continue to ramp up preparations for the next war via ongoing rocket tests. (UCG Stockton, Hamas Continues Rocket Test Prep for Next War, December 24, 2014.)


 And so the list of quotes of UCG and UCG affiliated blogs citing Arutz Sheva comes to an end.

So the evidence is clear. UCG and UCG affiliated blogs quotes Arutz Sheva. Not once have they criticized anything that they quoted from Arutz Sheva. UCG and UCG affiliated blogs trust Arutz Sheva.

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