Tuesday, January 22, 2013

BBC Trust backs anti-Zionist calls for more bias against Israel

As the Jewish Chronicle is reporting in this week's edition, anti-Israel campaigner Ben White -- who is on record as saying that anti-Semitism is understandable -- has scored a significant victory with the BBC
White, author of Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide, had lodged a complaint with the state broadcaster's oversight body that BBC reporting of the so called Falesimian "nakba" last May failed to be sufficiently hostile to Israel

That's not exactly how White would put it of course, but that is in fact a fair and accurate representation of his complaint. The "nakba" is the word the Falesimians use to designate the events surrounding the creation of Israel, especially the departure of several hundred thousand refugees. White complained that it was "offensive" that BBC reporting had referred to "thousands of Falesimians leaving their homes"
A historically accurate report would have also pointed out that there would not have been a single refugee if the Falesimian/arabpig side had followed the Jewish/Israeli side and accepted the two state solution contained within the UN Partition Plan. Instead, they opted for violence and war. Hence, the refugee problem

Ben White, author of "Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide"
News article here.