Tuesday, 22 March 2011

One Israeli news story that the BBC are reporting, indeed headlining

The BBC are pleased to headline that 'Israel ex-President Moshe Katsav jailed for rape' and start the report thus 'Israel's former President Moshe Katsav has been jailed for seven years for rape and other sex offences.'

I predict that this story will remain on the BBC's Middle East news page for somewhat longer than the news of the murder of five members of the Fogel family did.

To preempt my 'Anonymous' critic; yes I think rape is serious, yes I think this story should be reported BUT I believe that the degree of coverage of negative stories about Israel that the BBC provide is strong evidence of something close to an obsession.

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