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BBC cancels interview with Knesset Member for telling truth about Saeb Erekat

In pre-interview meeting, Knesset Member Sharren Haskel admits PLO chief Erekat actually, “promoted, financed, and pushed for an armed struggle against the State of Israel,” up until his death. That comment led to the BBC canceling scheduled interview.

By Yonatan Gottleib

 

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) canceled an interview it scheduled with Likud MK Sharren Haskel after, according to her, it became clear to them that she was not mourning the death of terror-supporter Erekat.

According to MK Haskel, she agreed to the BBC’s request to be interviewed about Erekat’s death, but in the briefing call she told them that he “promoted, financed, and pushed for an armed struggle against the State of Israel.” Continue Reading »

British Jews outraged over BBC report tying Holocaust to Palestinian conflict

Gideon Falter, chief executive of the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, who is seeking an apology from the BBC said, “It was appalling to watch Orla Guerin hijack a segment dedicated to remembering 6 million murdered Jews and use it to desecrate the memory of the Holocaust with her hatred of the Jewish state.”

By  JNS, Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Board of Deputies of British Jewry said that the BBC should apologize for a report on Wednesday evening about International Holocaust Remembrance Day that linked the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the Holocaust.

In a report broadcast on BBC News, international correspondent Orla Guerin described Israeli soldiers entering Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum to “share in the binding tragedy of the Jewish people.” Continue Reading »

BBC caught covering up Palestinian anti-Semitism

BBC was called out for concealing open Arab anti-Semitism in its documentary about Gaza border protests by mistranslating the word ‘Yahud’ [Jew]….FIVE times, in an obvious attempt to point criticism on Israel instead of exposing institutionalized antisemitism prevalent in Palestinian culture.

By Marcy Oster, JTA,

 

The BBC is being accused of covering up Palestinian Arab anti-Semitism after it mistranslated in subtitles the word for “Jew” to “Israeli” several times in one documentary.

The film “One Day in Gaza,” about last year’s Gaza border protests against the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, aired Monday night on the BBC Two channel. Continue Reading »

50 UK artists call on BBC to boycott 2019 Eurovision from Israel

More than 50 British ‘culture figures’ sign protest letter insisting the BBC cancel their planned televised coverage of the yearly singing contest because, in their opinion, the hosting country Israel, ‘violates Palestinian human rights.’

By Danit Zamit

 

More than 50 British musicians, authors and prominent figures in the film industry have called on the BBC not to broadcast the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest because it will be hosted by Israel.

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, singer Peter Gabriel, film director Ken Loach and writer Mike Leigh are among the celebrities who signed a letter calling to ban this year’s contest, which will take place in May in Tel Aviv. Continue Reading »

#FakeNews: CNN called out by Israel’s Foreign Ministry for news ‘manipulation’

Israel’s Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon was furious at CNN’s chronologically inaccurate report which implied that the killing of the 4 Palestinians (3 of whom were Hamas terrorists) preceded the killing of IDF Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi, thus attributing blame for his assignation on Israel.

By Itamar Eichner

 

Israel’s Foreign Ministry slammed CNN and BBC on Saturday for what it said was unbalanced coverage of recent events in Gaza, accusing the news outlets of “manipulating” events.

The CNN tweet contains a chronological inaccuracy by implying that the death of four Palestinians, three of whom were Hamas terrorists, took place before a sniper in Gaza killed an Israeli soldier. Continue Reading »

Aggressive BBC anchor presents mendacious spins in Netanyahu interview

BBC Newsnight anchor Evan Davis, fires off multiple leading and disingenuous questions to PM Netanyahu, who expertly corrects false assumptions over and over by delivering pragmatic answers.
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REPORT: Couscous salad aboard Virgin Atlantic Airlines turns into social media war

According to a BBC report, a salad on the airline’s menu described as, “Inspired by the flavors of Palestine,” breaks out into an Israeli-Palestinian proxy war on Twitter.

By TAMAR BEN-OZER

 

After the airline Virgin Atlantic described a couscous-style salad on its menu as “inspired by the flavors of Palestine,” pro-Israel activists took to social media and called for a boycott of the airline, according to a report by the BBC.

The airline agreed to remove the terms, but when the news broke on February 11 it outraged pro-Palestinian activists and sparked a wave of online reactions.

Twitter Screen Shot

The (pro-Palestinian – ed) website Electronic Intifada reported about the removal of the word “Palestinian”, and twitter users moved forward and called for a boycott of the airline. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Member of British House of Lords blasts media bias against Israel

 

Former BBC chairman Lord Michael Grade exposes BBC’s coverage of Israel, and anti-Israel terror as ‘inexcusable’, saying, “When Israel acts in self-defense, the narrative is distorted to fit their (the media) narrative of Zionist aggression.”

By David Rosenberg

 

A member of the House of Lords and former chairman of the British Broadcasting Corporation addressed the problem of media bias against Israel during a speech in Parliament on Wednesday, lambasting the BBCfor its coverage of recent terror attacks against Jews in Israel.

Lord Michael Grade, who was chairman of the BBC from 2004 to 2006, praised his country’s backing for a Jewish national home in the 1917 Balfour Declaration, but lamented that much of the media today feeds false narratives about the Jewish state, while anti-Semites use Zionism and Zionists as a proxy for attacking Judaism and Jews. Continue Reading »

Donald Trump Jr. calls out BBC on Twitter for blatant anti-Israel bias in Jerusalem terror-attack

 

BBC’s headline “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem” omitted they were killed for shooting sub-machine gun & knife attack on Israelis

By i24NEWS

 

The son of US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize the BBC’s reporting of a recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem.

Donald Trump Jr. said the BBC‘s headline, “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem” failed to describe how the Palestinian assailants were killed as they attacked civilians and Israeli soldiers.

“You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death… right? This is as close to being misleading as possible,” Trump Jr. Continue Reading »

Veteran Syrian-born BBC anchor quits due to unprofessional Mid-East bias

 

Senior female BBC journalist refuses to continue as presenter due to company’s improper and inaccurate biased reporting of the Middle East.

By Ari Yashar

 

A senior journalist for BBC has announced she will no longer be working as a new anchor for the leading UK news company due to its biased coverage – but she was not referring to its well-documented bias regarding Israel.

BBC headquarters – Thinkstock

Instead, Dima Izzedin of Syria accused her employer of bias in favor of Bashar al-Assad’s regime in its reporting on the bloody war in her home country. After eight years at BBC she announced she will no longer continue, reports The New Arab on Tuesday.
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Former BBC head condemns network’s biased coverage of Israel

 

Former network chief, Lord Michael Ian Grade, says BBC shirked its duty by not reporting on the constant incitement by Palestinian leaders, which “has played an undeniable part in stoking tension recently and is an important part of the story.”

By Eli Leon, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Former BBC chairman Lord Michael Ian Grade lambasted the network last week, saying its coverage of the recent terrorist attacks in Israel has been plagued with bias.
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Israeli ornithologist wins coveted BBC wildlife photography competition

 

Photographer Amir Ben-Dov of Israel wins top prize in BBC’s prestigious wildlife photography competition for his still photo of ‘A trio of red-footed falcons on a single branch.’

Erez Erlichman

 

An Israeli photographer, Amir Ben-Dov, 53, has won a first place prize in annual The Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) 2015 competition, one of the most prestigious and largest nature and environment photography competitions in the world.

Amir Ben-Dov with A trio of red-footed falcons

The competition, which is sponsored by the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London and the BBC Wildlife Magazine, concluded Tuesday night with a ceremony in London. Continue Reading »

BBC Criticised For Unbalanced Defamatory Report on Jerusalem’s Light Rail

WATCH: BBC’s deficient 30-minute documentary biasedly narrated by ‘bewildered Jew’ is contentiously titled “The Train that Divides Jerusalem.”

By JERRY LEWIS

 

LONDON – A BBC documentary examining the role of Jerusalem’s light railway in redefining the capital’s demography has come in for strong criticism after it depicted a city in which Israelis have used the tram line to strengthen their grip over the Palestinians.

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Bennett in Hostile BBC Interview: Iran Deal is a Farce, Like with North Korea

view videoWATCH: In a remarkably hostile BBC interview, Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett exposes the changes from what Kerry had promised in final nuclear deal.

By Ari Soffer

 

As reactions for and against the deal signed with Iran Tuesday morning continue to pour in, Israeli Education Minister and Jewish Home party head Naftali Bennett took Israel’s case against the deal to the international media.

P5+1 Nuclear Agreement – Historic Farce

In an interview with a notably hostile, even antagonistic BBC anchor, Bennett outlined perhaps the most glaring hole in the deal: the fact that Iran will receive nearly a month’s notice prior to any inspections of nuclear sites – ample time to hide evidence of illegal, bomb-making activity.

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BBC Admits Mistranslation That Hid Indoctrination of Palestinian Anti-Semitism

In a bias anti-Israel documentary, the BBC deliberately mistranslates Palestinian children’s hateful & racist comments about ‘Jews’ to make them appear acceptable.

By Matt Wanderman

 

Even before the BBC’s new documentary on last summer’s war in Gaza airs, the broadcasting organization has admitted that it distorts the truth in order to make the Palestinians appear more sympathetic.

BBC offices – Reuters

The documentary, entitled “Children of Gaza,” aims at depicting how Operation Protective Edge affected children living in and around the Gaza Strip.

The program has not yet aired, but according to the Jewish Chronicle the Palestinians’ testimonies were mistranslated in order to cover up frequent anti-Semitic comments.

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