The BBC is coming under increasing pressure from British Members of Parliament (MPs) and leading pro-Palestinian organizations over recent decisions that throw its impartiality in reporting on the Israeli occupation into serious doubt.
In photos: Palestinian Workers’ Everyday Nightmare at Israeli Checkpoints By Daniel Tepper and Sam Gilbert
11 July 2013 — Electronic Intifada
The Eyal terminal at the city of Qalqiliya is one of forty fixed checkpoints located along the boundary between the occupied West Bank and Israel. The terminals are part of an elaborate system of physical and administrative obstacles that Palestinians must navigate in order to enter Israel to work. Every Sunday thousands arrive to the terminal before sunrise to begin their workweek; for many it’s the start of a 12-plus hour day which will begin and end at the same metal turnstile.
23 April 2013 – The Electronic Intifada
Israel’s occupation is airbrushed from the BBC’s coverage.
The American poet T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month.” The phrase springs to mind in April 2013, the month that a new director-general took up his post at the BBC and, within two weeks, had installed a line-up of hardline Zionists at the top of the world’s largest publicly-funded news organization.
3 April 2013 – The Electronic Intifada
The extent to which the BBC is prepared to misreport on the Israeli occupation has been made clear once again. A new ruling by the BBC Trust has defended the corporation’s coverage of the Rachel Corrie case, even though it falsely implied that the unarmed activist was in some way responsible for the deaths of Israeli soldiers.
19 February 2013 — FAIR Blog
Non-violent protesters came up with a novel way to protest Israeli plans to build more settlement colonies in the occupied West Bank: They occupied the land themselves. The Bab Al Shams tents went up on Friday on privately owned Palestinian land in what Israel designates as the E1 part of the West Bank. Israel‘s announcement of a plan to build new colonies in that part of the West Bank was especially controversial. Continue reading this...
26 January, 2013 – Global Research
In direct reaction to Israel provoking the Al Aqsa Intifada, on October 19, 2000, the then United Nations Human Rights Commission (now Council) condemned Israel for inflicting “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity” upon the Palestinian people, some of whom are Christians, but most of whom are Muslims.[i] Continue reading this...
27 November 2012 – VTJP
Palestinian Youth Injured By Army Fire In Rafah
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources reported, Tuesday evening, that a young Palestinian man was shot by a live round in the chest after Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border, opened fire at him east of Rafah city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. …
16 November, 2012 — Media Lens
BBC News is in turmoil. Having last year dropped a report on claims of sexual abuse against the late DJ and television presenter Jimmy Savile, the flagship Newsnight programme this month wrongly implicated Tory peer Lord McAlpine in child abuse. As a result, after just 54 days in his job, the BBC director-general, George Entwistle, ‘stepped down’ on November 10. The BBC’s head of news, Helen Boaden, and her deputy, Stephen Mitchell, were then also ‘asked’ to ‘step aside’. Peter Rippon, the Newsnight editor responsible for the Savile decision, had already ’stepped aside’.
14 November 2012 – Al Jazeera
Israeli air strikes have continued into the night in Gaza, after a missile killed the military commander of Hamas, Ahmed Jabari.
Dozens of rockets have been fired back into southern Israel following the strike. One has hit a shopping centre in a major Israeli city. At least eight people have been reported killed in Gaza so far – including three civilians. Residential buildings are among those destroyed. Continue reading this...
Israeli leaders threatened to wipe Gaza off of the map during the first hours of bombing
Here comes that difficult time of year again: the anniversary of an event that changed the taste of life for Palestinians inside the Gaza Strip and throughout the world. It is three years since the Gaza massacre, or what Israel called Operation Cast Lead.
EI 31 December 2011: Lobby’s clumsy smear of UK professor exposed | Memories of Gaza massacre | And more …
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Exposed: UK university student claiming bias works for project of Israel pressure group
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24 December 2011 — VTJP
Mediator: Political detainees free by end of month
12/24/2011 – GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Nablus billionaire and political independent Munib al-Masri said Saturday in the Gaza Strip that political prisoners both in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip would be released by the end of this month, following unity talks in Cairo.” By the end of the year, all political detainees will….
Update from EI: Gaza patients’ burdens | BDS grows in UK trade unions | East Jerusalem killings | And more …
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The ridiculous burdens borne by Gaza medical patients
By Rami Almeghari, Cairo, 30 November 2011
Though EI correspondent Rami Almeghari’s family has finally accessed medical treatment for his ailing wife, unlike other less lucky families in Gaza, the obstacles they have encountered are absurd.
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Bono must ditch Belgian maker of warplane parts for Israel
By David Cronin, 27 November 2011
The firm that installed screens and lightning on U2′s stage for its world tour also supplies components to Israel’s war industry.
VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks, 16 November 2011: Q: Should Palestinians be able to ride Israeli buses? A: No, it’s a Jewish state
16 November 2011 — VTJP
Abbas: “We Seek Peace, We Want A Balanced U.S. Role”
IMEMC – Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, stated during a speech on the 7th anniversary of the death of President Yasser Arafat, and the 23rd anniversary of declaring independence, that the Palestinian Authority does not want a clash with the United States, but wants a balanced American role regarding the implementation of international resolutions, and Israel’s settlement activities, the Palestine News and Info Agency, WAFA, reported. …