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BBC Balen Battle to Continue

BBC Balen Battle to Continue

We were deeply saddened when UK lawyer Steven Sugar died in January of this year. Sugar had campaigned tirelessly in the courts to force the BBC to publicly release the Balen Report – the corporation’s  own investigation into whether it held an anti-Israel bias. The BBC has spent thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money in

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BBC Trust Upholds Complaint About Settlement Moratorium Coverage

Last September, Israel ended a moratorium on building in already-existing settlements. Unfortunately, the BBC Today program inaccurately described moratorium in far broader terms, stating, “The moratorium on building Jewish settlements in the West Bank ended at midnight.” That language even remains on the Beeb’s web site: It’s clear that the BBC has an axe to grind

BBC’s Warped Priorities

The Middle East is full of important news stories at this particular moment. Thousands of Syrian civilians are fleeing across the Turkish border to escape Bashar Assad’s murderous crackdown on anti-government protests. A new Hezbollah-dominated government has just been appointed in Lebanon. But what is the second item on the BBC News Online homepage? A

Guardian Places Knesset on Arab Farmland

Only yesterday I blogged the BBC’s video report on the Arab village of Lifta, located at the western entrance to Jerusalem and abandoned since 1948. Within 48 hours of the BBC’s report, the Guardian has also published its own story and video. Is this an amazing coincidence or is this an obvious demonstration of the

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Bibi Coverage: One Speech, Multiple Stories

Our look at some of the media coverage of the Netanyahu speech illustrates how we are at the mercy of one or two journalists and editors or the particular editorial or political line of a media outlet when it comes to coverage of Israel.

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