Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The BBC's headline reporting of Israel protecting its borders from Gazan attack compared to the BBC's lack of interest in Saudi Arabia's ongoing attacks on Yemen

The BBC's institutional anti Israel stance is clear today as they headline the news from the Israel / Gaza border. Every civilian death is a crime, etc. etc. 

Oddly I can't even recall the BBC's coverage of this attack by Saudi Arabia on Yemen:

'At least 20 people including the bride were killed when an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, health officials have said.

The dead were mostly women and children gathered in a tent set up for the wedding in the Bani Qayis district, according to Khaled al-Nadhri, the leading health official in the north-western Hajjah province.'

Reporting from The Independent who are no friends of Israel.

Why the disparity in levels of reporting?

Institutional anti Israel sentiment - obviously. 

Fear of criticising the Saudi regime - possibly. 

Unwillingness to upset the Sunni Muslim population of the UK - possibly. 

Anti semitism - possibly. 

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