From Tom Gross Media (thanks to Ruth King):
On March 3, 2009, former CNN producer Nidal Rafa launches a verbal tirade against Yisrael Beiteinu MK Danny Ayalon following a debate in Jerusalem between Ayalon and Balad MK Jamal Zahlaka on citizenship and identity.
The journalist in question is Nidal Rafa, who for some years has been one of CNN”s senior producers in Jerusalem, during which time she has been as partisan as she continues to be now.
None of the other four dozen journalists present witnessing the episode, including Ethan Bronner of The New York Times, seem to have mentioned Rafa’s outburst in their reports.
A FAIR-MINDED REPORTER?
Rafa is an Israeli Arab, born in the Haifa area, and is well-known around town not only as a CNN producer but also as an extremely vocal critic of Israel. For example, she engaged in another anti-Israeli outburst at an IPCRI (Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information) event in Jerusalem in February.
On other occasions in 2007 and 2008, while employed by CNN, she has publicly called for Israel to cease to exist as a Jewish state. Several years ago, in an article on how Western reporters interview Palestinians about their views on terrorism, Israel’s leading liberal paper Ha”aretz noted that “Nidal Rafa [then working for another American TV network] decides what to translate [from Arabic for the American correspondent] and what to leave untranslated.”
“The person who finally decided what the news channel would broadcast from Bartaa was Nidal Rafa,” observed Ha”aretz.
In the past, Rafa has also worked on programs for the BBC and NPR.
There is much more. Read it all. And remember that it is people like Nidal Rafa who tell the world what is going on in Gaza and Israel.