Water Water Everywhere. Except in the West Bank.

There is little doubt that the BBC hierarchy doesn’t like Israel. If they did, they wouldn’t obsess about every report, summary, or pronouncement condemning Israel that can be presented as a war crime, human rights abuse, or other misdeed. Furthermore, if they did report such perfidious findings, they wouldn’t sensationalise them in a way likely to cause maximum outrage amongst their trusting viewers.
Yet another report from Amnesty International condemning Israel, picked up and run with by your BBC.

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7 Responses to Water Water Everywhere. Except in the West Bank.

  1. deegee says:

    It was a rather typical BBC smear. Ninety=five per cent the accusation and 5% the defence, if we are to be generous.

    Will the BBC ever report that A.I. didn’t bother asking the Israel Water Authorities to make any representation while the report was being researched or any reply before publication?  http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1256557968809&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

    Amnesty International must be taking bias lessons from the BBC.

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  2. cassandra king says:

    Its funny thow the Palestinians and their BBC supporters forget to mention that its the responsibility of the Palestinians to supply water to its people, why do they think its acceptable that the Palestinians can teach their children to hate Jews and teach their children that suicide bombers are heroes, that Fatah and Hamas can dispaly such bitter hatred towards Israel and its people and then fully expect Israel to supply them with water?
    Palestinians have enjoyed billions in western charity poured into the west bank and the political elite are stealing it, living high on the hog and stuffing Swiss bank accounts while these same leaders cannot be bothered to provide their own people with decent clean water/water infrastucture and sewage works, its not like they have not had the £££$$$ by the bucket load, its just that by the time its been stolen and used to assist the elite in living the high life there is nothing left to spend on the people.
    All this is forgotten by the BBC of course isnt it? Why should hard pressed state of Israel help the Palestinians when even their own hamas/fatah leadership steals the cash needed to provide the very services they demand from their arch enemy?
    The truth is that if Fatah/Hamas wanted to provide clean water and servises to its people it could very easily without begging for help from the hated Jews, there is enough £££$$$ being poured into thise areas to make a whole new infrastructure yet the icoming cash is diverted to the clan bosses, plenty of cash for offshore accounts/high living/fancy cars/weapons and nothing for left for clean water and services!

    So the truth is that the eternal victims use this status to exort £££$$$ from gullible handwringers, like street beggars they beg for cash and use guilt/victimhood, truth be told the Palestinians should be told in no uncertain terms to grow up, stop begging, stop hating,stop playing the victim card and start building up their lands by themselves.

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  3. Grant says:

    Amnesty International is a left-wing, anti-semitic, political lobbying organisation, just like the BBC  !  

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  4. deegee says:

    How the BBC turns a Middle East filler piece into Palestinian propaganda.

    They may have a water problem but aparently have no shortage of dye, textiles, space and BBC marketing.

    Palestinians make the ‘largest dress’
    It starts out innocently enough. A Guiness Book of Records attempt – a bit ironic perhaps given that Hebron has banned alcohol. Most Guiness records are quite silly, so attempting the record for the largest embroided dress is nothing exceptional.

    By the third paragraph the piece begins to slide into Palestinian propaganda. Many women in the West Bank have turned to handicrafts for income since Israeli restrictions imposed after the second intifada caused the economy to decline. Some proof for this statement, perhaps? Women in small agricultural communities have always indulged in handicrafts, particularly those women we would call ‘homemakers’.

    The following four paragraphs then deals with the Palestinian economy and ignore the needlework. The Palestinian economy lost ground for the ninth year in a row in 2008, with a 1.2% decline in per capita GDP and a rise in the unemployment rate to 32%, according to a recent UN report. The CIA factbook says GNP had a real growth rate of 0.8% (2008 est.) Not terrible in a global recession. The Palistinians are per capita the world’s highest receivers of international aid.

    The following paragraph clinches it. Bad, bad Israel!
    The economic decline was rooted in Israel’s restrictions on the movement of people and goods, the erosion of the Palestinian productive base, the loss of some of the territory’s most fertile land and natural resources to the Israeli barrier in the West Bank, and expanding settlement activities there, the report said. Rampant corruption; lack of transparency; failure to cooperate with its closest and largest market, employer, source of materials; absence of products bringing in foreign exchange; over large, economically unproductive security services; elimination of remittance income when Arafat backed Saddam; loss of jobs in Israel to mechanization and non-Palestinian labourers and failure to build infrastructure with the funds provided MAY also have had an effect.

    No one in the BBC thought to ask. Do 150 women struggling to keep their families fed have the time and resources for Guiness Book of Records stunts? Or would they be producing items they could sell?

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  5. sue says:

    This was in a post on Harry’s Place from ‘Cyrus’ of Christian Aid Watch – it was about their disproportionate interest in Israel’s misdemeanors, but could equally apply to the BBC, as well as the increasing number of aid agencies that have jumped on the anti Israel bandwagon.

    “The sheer volume of coverage would tend to create a false impression – of Israel as a rogue state without peer -even if it were all scrupulously even-handed (it isn’t). Whenever that perception is created it gives rise to understandable anger [...] it leads to a gradual desensitisation to the proposition that the Jews are a people afflicted with a fundamental moral flaw.

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  6. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Fortunately for the Israel demonizers at the BBC, there is a new Jewish Lobby group which is not – in their eyes – evil.

    J Street fills gap in Washington map

    This “liberal and decidedly dovish” Jewish Lobby group meets the BBC’s approval.  So much so that they deliberately misrepresent reality by taking extra care to point out that this particular, non evil, Jewish Lobby group wants a two-state solution.  As opposed to, you know those other Jews who don’t want peace in the Middle East and do not want a Palestinian state, ever.

    This is, of course, a lie.  AIPAC is interested in the security of Israel, and a two-state solution would be fine with them if that’s the way for peace.  They have different opinions to the fools at the BBC.  Because AIPAC does not condemn Israel at all times, and prefers for Israel to fight terrorism and ensure the safety of its citizens rather than creating a terrorist-led state right next door, the BBC and their fellow travelers view this other nasty Jewish Lobby as anti-peace.

    Why is this even worth a mention on the BBC?  I mean, its just another US political action group, not a big deal at all. Yet it was on the front page under “Features, Views, and Analysis” last night, so the Beeboids feel this is important to you.  Notice how this story has none of the ominous overtones of the usual Jewish Lobby stories.  Because this time, the Beeboids agree with them (or think they do).  BBC bias makes J Street the approved Jewish Lobby.  Just like there are approved thoughts at the BBC, there is now an approved Jewish Lobby.

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  7. Biodegradable says:

    Meanwhile, in a parallel universe:

    Israeli academic wins international water prize

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