Remember the claim? That National Geographic isn’t biased. That our Society isn’t politicized or ideological. We report, you decide.
If that claim is true, then what should we make of this disturbing interview with Zahi Hawass? He’s the secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, and he’s also a National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence — one of eleven marquee talents who (supposedly) personify the NGS brand.
From Egyptian TV:
Interviewer: “So [the Jews] were dispersed in 133 C.E.?”
Zahi Hawass: “That’s right.”
Interviewer: “And they didn’t reunite until 1900?”
Zahi Hawass: “Exactly.”
Interviewer: “So they were dispersed for 18 centuries?”
Zahi Hawass: “For 18 centuries, they were dispersed throughout the world. They went to America and took control of its economy. They have a plan. Although they are few in number, they control the entire world.”
Hmmm…. aren’t National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence supposed to support our Society’s mission “to inspire people to care about the planet”?
Sounds like Dr. Hawass is a bit off message. And, unfortunately, it’s not the first time.
Terry Garcia: Call your office.
≡ screenshot of Zahi Hawass & transcript via Memri.org