YouTube Censors Empire Files’ Abby Martin with Max Blumenthal on Israeli Militarism

MEDIA, 9 Apr 2018

teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service

According to The Empire Files’ official Twitter account, YouTube sent the program a notice saying “We have received a legal complaint regarding your video.”

Abby Martin’s Empire Files program highlighting Israeli military violence in Palestine has been blocked by YouTube. | Photo: Twitter @abbymartin

6 Apr 2018 – teleSUR presenter Abby Martin‘s episode highlighting Israeli military violence against Palestinians has been blocked by YouTube in 28 countries for supposedly violating “local laws,” the presenter has announced.

According to The Empire Files‘ official Twitter account, YouTube sent the program a notice saying “We have received a legal complaint regarding your video,” and notifying that the video would be blocked in 28 countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Israel and Italy.

The blocked episode featured an interview with journalist Max Blumenthal about the rise in militaristic and racist attitudes toward Palestinians in Israel.

Max Blumenthal later told RT: “My comments were based entirely on my extensive journalistic experience in the region and my analysis was clinical in nature. At no point did I denigrate anyone based on their faith or ethnicity.”

Blumenthal believes that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is behind the censoring: it participates in YouTube’s flagging system, and considers actions tied to Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) and opposition to Israeli occupation as racism.

Cooperation between Zionist forces and social media to censor pro-Palestine media has been well documented. Last year, journalist Glenn Greenwald revealed that social-media giant Facebook was actively working with the Israeli government to engage in censorship.

Tel Aviv believes that ‘online incitement’ is responsible for resistance to the occupation, and actively seeks to suppress allegedly ‘inflammatory’ posts.

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One Response to “YouTube Censors Empire Files’ Abby Martin with Max Blumenthal on Israeli Militarism”

  1. Gary Corseri. says:

    I’d like to say “unbelievable!” But the video and Max Blumenthal’s commentary make clear just how real and “horrifying” these incontrovertible facts are now. Max, with his photographic memory and brilliance, raised and educated as a “reform” Jew, is a perfect spokesperson and witness–not only for the horrors being visited upon the Palestinians, but for the degeneration of the modern Jewish state–with authoritarianism (let’s call it “fascism”!) increasingly explicit in the “younger” generation–40 and under–in their politics, education, culture. Horrific, too, the patent war crimes of the Israeli military…and US support of such. Abby Martin, as usual, is a steady guide, eliciting the best from her guest.

    Thank you, Antonio, for disseminating. I will, too…. The son of an influential Jewish writer and critic, Max Blumenthal has established his own credentials as a sharp-eyed critic and investigative journalist, and he is widely followed.