The interview began with Qureshi talking about a possible ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group Hamas and Israel. “Israel is losing out. They’re losing the media war despite their connections,” the minister said.
Journalist Brianna Golodryga quickly asked, “What are their connections?”
Qureshi chuckled and replied, “Deep pockets.”
“What does that mean?” Golodryga asked.
“Well, they’re very influential people. I mean, they control the media,” the minister said.
The journalist responded by saying that she “would call that an anti-Semitic remark.”
The Pakistani FM doubled down, claiming that Israel has “a lot of influence and they get a lot of coverage.” He added that citizen journalism has “woken up people,” and mentioned protests in support of Palestine in countries all over the globe.
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