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I was recently approached by the host of an Arutz 7 radio show who asked me to be on his show. I never asked his permission to make our communication public, so I have edited his side of the conversation, in order to protect his identity.
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...an excellent idea gone horribly, horribly wrong
Hi, my name is Ploni and I am interested in having you on my show. Can you please email me at XXXX@XXXX?
Be well and speak to you soon.
Hi Esser, thank you for getting in touch with me.
...I .... host a show on israelnationaradio.com called XXXXXXX
Your blog is very popular to the point the director of IsraelNationalRadio, Tamar Yonah, asked me to contact you.
Can you come on for a 15 minutes interview this Thursday at 7:30 P.M.
It should give great exposure for your blog.
Thank you for the offer.
Tamar Yonah and I firmly agree on several issues, and have exchanged information with one another over the years, for which I am very grateful.
I hope to be in touch with Tamar again in the future regarding how we can help each other with our common goals.
However, I must decline.
Yes, I do still cite Arutz 7, as there are definitely occasions when it provides the most accurate reports.
I find Arutz 7's relationship with various Christian groups to be very disturbing and damaging to Am Yisra'el, as well as to our sovereignty over Eretz Yisra'el, and I believe very strongly (though I cannot prove) that these relationships have tainted Arutz 7's objectivity.
I am unable to associate myself, or my website with such an operation, no matter how much exposure I would gain, and I believe that I would gain a lot.
Let's be honest. My site is a drop in the barrel, compared with other blogs, and thus has only a drop of the importance and influence which others have. Nevertheless, I am surprised that Arutz 7 approached me, given the anti-Christian, anti-Esau, anti-Avodah Zarah content I have written.
Feel free to be in contact with me in the future, in the event that you believe that we can assist each other on a one-on-one to further any common goals we may have.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Well, Ploni never responded to my decline of his offer. Quite frankly, I am hardly surprised.
Since then, I have also suggested that Ploni approach the father Moriah Goldberg for an interview. This certainly up Arutz 7's alley, an issue upon which we agree, and whether Ploni thinks so or not, an issue quite relevant to the theme of his particular show. Tamar Yonah, herself, has been quite open about her daughter's own arrest for keeping to her principles.
I was also planning on suggesting another interview, but now I am now so sure that I should bother.
I have also been made aware of the treatment of Jews on Arutz 7's discussion forums, Jews who dare to express opinions too distant from its own, yet will defend non-Jews..
I think that overall Arutz 7 is hopelessly lost, and beyond anybody's help, certainly mine.
ערב שבת קודש פר׳ בהעלותך תשע״דUpdate:
I receive a nice e-note from Tamar Yonah offering to address my concerns about Arutz 7 by phone or Skype, as she was currently too busy to write. However, the link to this post was deleted not once, but twice from the Arutz 7 - Israel National News Facebook Group.