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  1. While I was very impressed with the coherency of everything said by Baroness Deech and Hadar Sela, I think that Hadar is write to recommend the online form for complaints to the BBC. Baroness Deech, while recommending the postal service, can never be sure that the post actually arrived at the BBC either. Unless of course, the letter is registered.

    As to the word count on the BBC complaints site text box, this is a common way of reducing the complainer to missing the point and having a pretext for dismissing the complaint.

  2. http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2015/10/bbc-palestinian-shot-dead-after.html
    BBC: ‘Palestinian shot dead after Jerusalem attack kills two’
    Saturday, October 03, 2015

    Yes, that screen cap really was the BBC’s headline of a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City this evening in which two Israelis were murdered, and two other Israelis – one of them a toddler – were wounded.

    And the Beeb wasn’t the only one as some of the tweets below will show you. They were just the most blatant non-Arab example.
    The biased headlines have almost caused social media to ignore the event itself.
    Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, 41, and Aharon Banita Bennett, 21, have been named as the two Israelis murdered in a stabbing attack on Saturday night, which took place in Jerusalem’s Old City and left two others wounded.
    Bennett, along with his wife and two-year-old son, were attacked by the terrorist; his wife was seriously wounded and the child lightly wounded.

    Rabbi Lavi, a father of seven, is originally from Beit El in Binyamin north of Jerusalem, but has lived in the Old City for the past 23 years. He is a rabbi at Yeshivat Ateret Kohanim.
    According to the rabbi’s friends, he went down with his gun to try and save those wounded by the Arab terrorist in the attack, but the terrorist stabbed him and took his weapon.

    The rabbi’s funeral will take place on Sunday at 12 p.m., at the Har Hamenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem.
    Rabbi Lavi volunteered last summer to take an officer’s course as part of his IDF reserve duty, so as to become an officer in the army and stay on longer.
    May God Have mercy on and console the families and may they know of no more sorrow. And may God Avenge their blood.
    Labels: anti-Israel media bias, British media bias, Palestinian terrorism, terror victims

  3. http://bbcwatch.org/2015/11/23/bbc-news-promotes-equivalence-between-terrorists-and-victims/
    BBC News promotes equivalence between terrorists and victims
    November 23, 015

    November 22nd marked seventy days since the current wave of terror attacks against Israelis began on the eve of Rosh HaShana with the murder of Alexander Levlovich. On that day a further three terror attacks took place: an attempted stabbing attack at a bus stop at the Samaria Junction, an attempted vehicular attack and stabbing near Kfar Adumim and a stabbing attack in Gush Etzion in which 21 year-old Hadar Buchris was murdered. In all three attacks the perpetrators were killed in the act.

    Hadar Buchris’ murder brings the total number of fatalities from terror attacks carried out by Palestinians in the last seventy days to twenty-one, with eighteen of the victims being Israeli citizens, one a Palestinian civilian, one an American national and one an Eritrean national.

    The BBC News website’s Middle East page promoted a report on the events of November 22nd with a headline which fails to make the obviously necessary distinction between terrorists and victims: “Four dead in West Bank violence”.

    The article to which that headline leads is currently titled “West Bank: Israeli woman killed as West Bank deaths spiral” and amendments to the headline and the body of the report can be viewed here. The first version of the report included the following information:

    “Seventeen Israelis and 83 Palestinians – many of them attackers – have been killed in the violence.

    Israeli police say at least 50 of the Palestinians killed were attackers. More than 30 Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli security forces.”

    Notably, by the time the report reached its third and final version, part of that information had been removed and that passage now reads:

    “Seventeen Israelis and 83 Palestinians – many of them attackers – have been killed in the violence.”

    Once again the BBC provided readers with ‘context’ which fails to clarify in its own words that the conspiracy theories surrounding Temple Mount which underpin the current wave of terror are entirely baseless.

    “The surge in violence began in September, when tensions at a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem revered by Jews and Muslims boiled over, amid rumours that Israel planned to relax long-standing rules to strengthen Jewish rights at the complex.

    Israel has repeatedly denied such claims.”

    And – as has been the case in BBC reporting throughout the last two months – no effort was made to inform audiences of the official and unofficial incitement and glorification of terrorism which has kept this wave of terror going for the past seventy days.

    One of the BBC’s public purpose remits obliges it to “[b]uild a global understanding of international issues”. The repeated promotion of the notion of equivalence between terrorists and their victims, together with the serial avoidance of telling audiences the facts about the Palestinian Authority’s promotion of conspiracy theories, incitement and glorification of terrorism, mean that for the last 70 days, the BBC has failed to meet that legally binding obligation.

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  4. Memo to John Kerry:

    Only one side is causing terror. Palestinian terrorists Stabbing 13 year old girls and 80 year old ladies. Shameful, just like ISIS, targeting innocent civilians.

    For once, call it as it is and warn the ‘Palestinians’ that if they don’t condemn the terror (Abbas has not) that all aid will be cut off for them.

    Do not try your moral equivalency pitch, it is foolish. One side (Israel) only defends itself from terror and they should shoot to kill anyone that attacks them, just as the U.S would.