In the middle of a live TV show, former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett got into a heated argument with CNN host Anderson Cooper. The disagreement was about the rocket attack on Gaza's Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital, which, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, killed several people. The bombing was blamed on Israel by the government in Gaza, but a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it was an accident caused by a rocket fired by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
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As soon as Bennett heard the different stories about what happened, he said, "There are no two sides to this hospital." As an example to make his point, he said, "If two people come up and say it's raining outside and the other says it's dry, you don't bring the quotes of both sides." You should really open the window and check to see if it's raining." Bennett then showed strong proof that the attack was planned and carried out by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. This included video footage, ballistic analyses, and intercepted conversations.
Cooper's comment that CNN couldn't independently check the claims didn't bother Bennett. He compared it to the 9/11 attacks and said that the global media treats Israel differently than other countries. He strongly stated, "And if al-Qaeda had said the next day that it was America who did it, no one would have quoted al-Qaeda." You didn't have proof at the time that it was al-Qaeda, but you knew it wasn't America. No one would. Plus there's a difference in the rules here."
This heated argument shows how biased the media is when it comes to covering Israel and how we need to be more fair and neutral in our reporting. It is clear that Bennett is determined to find and share the truth, even if the media is against him and doesn't believe him.