The BBC at work….legally obliged to be impartial…….and yet…..
‘According to Israeli government figures, 856,000 Jews fled Arab countries in four years after the state was created in 1948. Officials say they lost billions of dollars’ worth of property and assets. A new government campaign aims to raise awareness of their plight. More controversially it aims to equate it with that of the hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees who lost their homes in Israel. It insists that both cases are part of the same core issue that must be addressed by any future peace talks. ‘
‘Controversial’? How is it in any way controversial except to someone who doesn’t want to diminish the Palestinian case? And that’s surely not a BBC reporter..is it?
‘Among the requests from both sides in the conflict is that we should more frequently recount its history in our daily journalism. We do not think daily news journalists have the time in their reports to go into such a level of detail, not least as there are two versions of the history.‘
The BBC’s and the Truth.