Talal abu rahma

Talal Abu Rahma

TALAL ABU RAHMA

Palestinian cameraman who works for CNN and for France 2. Talal Abu Rahma filmed the al-Dura incident, the one shot that started the second intifada. Abu Rahma received

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Olivier Mazerolle

Olivier Mazerolle

News director of France 2 at the time of the Al Dura broadcast. Found guilty by the Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) – an administrative authority over audiovisual media whose

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Arlette Chabot

Arlette Chabot

Took over as news director of France 2 after Mazerolle’s resignation. Under pressure, she screened the original raw footage for independent journalists Luc Rosenzweig, Denis Jeambar, and Daniel Leconte. While

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Christine Delavennat

Christine Delavennat

Communications director of France 2 who insists Abu Rahma’s sworn affadavit to the Palestinian Human Rights Centre claiming Israeli soldiers deliberately targeted Al Dura was falsely attributed to him.

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Metula News Agency (MENA)

Metula News Agency (MENA)

French language Israeli news agency whose stated mission includes revealing and providing a counterbalance to missing and distorted information that may be disseminated by other news organizations. MENA has been

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Stephane Juffa

Stephane Juffa

Editor-in-Chief of MENA whose investigation of the reported events concluded that the France 2 broadcast was fabricated in order to vilify the Israel Defense Forces.

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Gerard Huber

Gerard Huber

Psychoanalyst and Paris correspondent of MENA who collaborated with Juffa in the investigation of the affair. He wrote a book entitled “Contre-expertise d’une mise en scene” (Re-evaluation of a Staged

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Nahum Shahaf

Nahum Shahaf

Israeli physicist and a reservist with the optical intelligence unit of the IDF who originally investigated the claims that Al Dura was killed by IDF soldiers. He concluded that the

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Esther Schapira

Esther Schapira

German filmmaker who produced an investigative documentary, Drei Kugeln und ein totes Kind (Three Bullets and a Dead Child) suggesting that Mohammed Al Dura was more likely to have been shot

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James Fallows

James Fallows

Correspondent for the American periodical, Atlantic Monthly, who wrote an investigative article for the magazine in June 2003 that summarized evidence indicating Al Durah could not have been shot dead

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Richard Landes

Richard Landes

History professor at Boston University and director/co-founder of the Center for Millennial Studies, who became involved in 2003 when he was introduced to MENA’s Gerard Huber. Landes subsequently met with

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Luc Rosenzweig

Luc Rosenzweig

A former journalist for the French daily Le Monde and freelance contributor to MENA who viewed the raw footage of the incident at the offices of France 2.

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Daniel Leconte

Daniel Leconte

Independent filmmaker, producer and director, and former France 2 journalist, who viewed the raw footage of the incident at the offices of France 2.

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Roland Blum

Roland Blum

French Member of Parliament representing Bouches-du-Rhône who called on France’s Minister of Communications to investigate France 2’s evidence for claiming Israeli soldiers shot and killed Mohammed Al Durah.

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Serge Farnel

Serge Farnel

French citizen and France 2 viewer who has filed requests with a mediator, the CSA, and the state council – the country’s highest court – to urge France 2 to

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Nidra Poller

Nidra Poller

Writer and author who lives in Paris. Her key article on Al Dura “Myth, Fact and the al-Dura Affair” appeared in the September 2005 edition of Commentary.

Recently she gave an

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Dr. David Yehuda

Dr. David Yehuda

Surgeon who did reconstructive surgery on Jamal Al Dura’s right arm and recognizes the scars Jamal displays (as proof that he was the victim of Israeli gunfire) as scars resulting

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