ABC’s TV show “Quantico” has a reported weekly viewership of eleven million.

Shame on the writers and producers of this show, for distorting events in a blatantly anti-Israel stance.

Via ZOA: ABC’s “Quantico” TV Show Falsely Claims Israel Bombed Gaza Greenhouses and Defames the IDF

Morton A. Klein, president of The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and Elizabeth Berney, Esq., Director of Special Projects released the following statement:

In the midst of a wave of Palestinian Arabs’ daily stabbing, shooting and car attacks against innocent Jewish civilians, American television network ABC has now added fuel to the fire. On October 18, 2015, in episode 4 of ABC’s new TV series, “Quantico,” the show’s Jewish character Simon Asher falsely proclaims: “I spent months with the UAWC rehabbing greenhouses bombed by the Israelis in the Gaza strip.” The show’s lie that Israel’s IDF bombed and destroyed the Gaza greenhouses, when it was the Palestinian Arabs themselves who looted and destroyed them, is false, deeply offensive, and dangerous….

Then, the following week, in Episode 5 (October 25, 2015), “Quantico” defamed the Israel Defense Forces (“IDF”) as doing unspeakable atrocities in Gaza. In “Quantico” Episode 5, character Simon Asher tearfully “confesses” to a classmate: “You were right about me. I am dangerous. . . . I was in the Israeli Defense Forces. They sent me into Gaza. I didn’t just see things. I did things. Things that haunt me every single day of my life. After I got back, living undercover was the only way I could cope with what I did, with myself. So I made myself a lie. I don’t wear glasses. I don’t even like coffee. And I’m not . . . I not. . . I’d understand if you hate me.”

This statement, including the line “I’d understand if you hate me,” is an outrageous, defamatory message that it is “understandable” to hate Israelis because they do terrible things in Gaza….

ZOA urged – and continues to urge ABC and Quantico’s producers to:

• Publicly apologize and correct Quantico’s falsehoods in a manner that will be seen by the same 11 million plus viewers who viewed “Quantico’s” defamatory episodes – including an episode and/or statement appended to an episode that discusses the same issues accurately;
• Delete the offending statements from all future replays and distribution of Quantico Episodes 4 and 5; and
• Assure that future episodes of Quantico avoid similar outrages. The Jewish Rapid Response Coalition (JRRC) also joined ZOA in urging ABC to correct “Quantico”’s defamation.

In response, ABC opened a friendly dialogue with the ZOA. However, as of now, ABC and “Quantico”’s producers have not made the necessary corrections. ZOA urges ABC’s audiences and advertisers to join ZOA in demanding that ABC promptly correct “Quantico”’s anti-Israel defamation.


NY Daily News: Sickening Plunder of Gaza’s Green Gems

Times of Israel: Rocket from Gaza hits greenhouse in south; no injuries

FrontPage Mag: IDF: The Moral Army — The most humane army in the world — and in human history

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  1. Maynard says:

    That incident of the Gaza greenhouses was telling. It happened after Sharon pulled Israel out of occupied Gaza. There was much controversy in Israel, in that Israeli farmers were uprooted. A costly effort was mounted to turn productive efforts over to the locals, in order that Gaza might develop a functional economy. Google on keywords “Gaza greenhouses looted” to see how that worked out.

    Here’s a report from NBC, “Looters Strip Gaza Greenhouses”.

    Palestinians looted dozens of greenhouses on Tuesday, walking off with irrigation hoses, water pumps and plastic sheeting in a blow to fledgling efforts to reconstruct the Gaza Strip.

    American Jewish donors had bought more than 3,000 greenhouses from Israeli settlers in Gaza for $14 million last month and transferred them to the Palestinian Authority. Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, who brokered the deal, put up $500,000 of his own cash.

    Palestinian police stood by helplessly Tuesday as looters carted off materials from greenhouses in several settlements, and commanders complained they did not have enough manpower to protect the prized assets. In some instances, there was no security and in others, police even joined the looters, witnesses said…

    But let a few years go by, and then just blame the Joos.

  2. Piquerish says:

    Liberals hate everyone. Even themselves – hence, the liberated term, “self-loathers.” They see the blood oozing down their sleazy hands, down their grasping arms, and dripping from their scaly elbows into the dirt as naught but a fine, claret-colorful moisturizing lotion. These slugs are in their hearts, small as they are, hideous, disgusting people with smug agendas and no consciences at all.

  3. Dave says:

    Does anyone have any idea why Arabs, people who call themselves liberals but are really fascists, Europeans, and Russians hate the JOOOs and want them all dead? Why? What the hell is their problem?

  4. Mutnodjmet says:

    A got through half an episode of Quantico before nearly dying of cliche overdose.

  5. Cathode Rays says:

    I’ve mainly quit watching network fare. It’s crap or politicized or both. I can think of only a couple network programs that I try not to miss. Blue Bloods and Person of Interest.

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