By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Leo Dee, who tragically lost his wife and two daughters in a Palestinian terror attack on April 7, announced he will file a $1.3 billion lawsuit against CNN cable news network and its chief international anchor, Christiane Amanpour.
Dee’s daughters, Maia (20) and Rina (16), were killed in a Palestinian drive-by shooting in northern Israel. His wife, Lucy Dee, passed away from her injuries on April 10. During an interview with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on the same day, Amanpour referred to the attack as a “shootout.”
Amanpour stated, “We have a young 15-year-old Palestinian boy who’s been shot and killed by security — Israeli security forces. We also have the mother of two sisters, Israeli British sisters. They were — they were killed in a shootout, and now the mother has died of her injury — injuries.”
Rabbi Dee, deeply hurt by the characterization of the incident, told the Tazpit Press Service, “We were in tears for hours that we were being accused that my 15 and 20-year-old daughters and my wife had ever touched a gun.”
Although Amanpour sent Rabbi Dee an email apology, he dismissed it, expressing that “when you defame people in front of 100 million people and then you apologize to just one person, it has a .000001 percent value as an apology.”
In an interview with i24News, renowned Professor Alan Dershowitz said he is offering pro bono legal representation to Rabbi Dee against CNN and Amanpour.
“This is part of a pattern that CNN and Amanpour have engaged in for over a decade,” he said. “Let’s wait to hear what Amanpour says under my cross-examination.”
VIDEO: Professor Alan Dershowitz speaks to i24News
Following the private apology to Rabbi Dee, Amanpour apologized on air, saying she “misspoke.” Both Dee and Dershowitz reject it.
“The private apology was written just to the person and then she was forced to make the kind of mealy-mouth public apology,” Dershowitz said.
“She hasn’t apologized for years and years and years of misleading the world about the Israel-Palestine conflict and about terrorism.”
He said the Dee family suffered “enormous harm” and that “an apology doesn’t undo defamation.”
Rabbi Dee told Tatzpit news that should he will the $1.3 billion settlement, he will establish the Shalom Fund to support projects in Israel and the Middle East that promote peace, unity, and friendship with neighboring countries.
CNN did not comment on the matter.
Amanpour’s father is an Irani. He is muslim, of course she is an anti-Semite
.Christiane Amanpour is a world-renowned journalist and television host who has reported on some of the most significant events of our time. Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1958, Amanpour grew up in a Muslim family.
NEXT UP….THE BBC!
Honest Reporting has been calling people out all the misleading reporting. I hope Rabbi Dee is successful – and I know that he will put the money to good use for Klal Yisroel.
“If one person spread a disparaging report about another, the latter is not required to forgive him under any circumstances, even if he is repeatedly asked for forgiveness, because some people may have heard of the false rumor but not of the appeasement. It will appear to them that the rumor may be true, and that this person has not yet been cleared of unfavorable suspicion.”
Thank you so much for quoting this