Is it actually against the law at the BBC to say that Israel has a right to exist and that is a human rights issue if there has ever been one?
Is it against the law to say that Israelis have the right to defend themselves?
Is it against the law to report the news that Hamas has launched a terrorist campaign against Israel?
From Melanie Philips
BBC Radio News at 8am today reported on the war between Hamas and Israel thus:
'There's been no let-up of Israel's bombardment of Gaza, as diplomatic efforts to secure a ceasefire gather pace. Air strikes and shelling from Israeli warships have continued throughout the night. Hamas says 18 Palestinians were killed, bring the total to 86 over the past six days. Three Israelis were killed last week. An Israeli newspaper says an air strike that killed 10 members of the same family in Gaza yesterday may have hit the wrong house. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for an immediate end to the violence.'
But of course, there has been no let-up in Gaza's bombardment of Israel, as rockets continue to be fired at Israel in order to kill its civilians. Yet in this item there was no reference whatever to the rocket attacks on Israel. Once again, Israel is falsely - and quite wickedly -- portrayed as the aggressor in this conflict.
- Jon Donnison of the BBC (again)
- Huffington Post
- The grand-daddy of them all