Sunday, 15 May 2011

Any information missing?

'Israeli seized the strategic territory (the Golan Heights) from Syria in 1967.'
So the BBC inform us in a piece that begins thus:
'Israeli forces have fired on groups of protesters at border crossing points with the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon.'
It is odd that the BBC love to put contextual comments into so many articles about Israel:
so when Palestinian terrorists kill a couple of Israelis, the BBC contextualises this by telling us how many Palestinians Israel has killed
when there are demonstrations against settlements, the BBC tells us that the International Community says these settlements are illegal

But in this instance the BBC have decided that there is no need to conextualise and explain why and how Israel took control of the Golan Heights in 1967. It's almost as though the BBC were institutionally biased against Israel... If only there was a BBC commissioned report that could tell us if this was the case!

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