In the good old days of the Middle Ages, there were three times to blame the Jews:
1. When things go bad - if there is a plague, the Jews must have poisoned the well.
2. When things go well - holidays like Christmans were always good occasions for pogroms. "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" had a different meaning then.
3. Whenever else you feel like it.
The BBC has continued in this fine old tradition. When British sailors were released from Iran, BBC used the occassion for Israel-bashing. BBC is spending a fortune to supress a report about its anti-Israel bias. They are wasting their money. Why try to hide what everyone knows?
The item below is from Joy Wolfe. Please do complain to the BBC if you live in Britain and saw the show.
Complaint re Newsnight 05/04/07
Complaint registered on the website and reported by telephone on 08700100 222
I wish to complain most strongly that the report on last night's Newsnight about the release of the British marines and sailors was allowed to develop into yet another opportunity to put out negative views about
Firstly I would contend this report had absolutely no relevant link to
Secondly if it did have to have a go at Israel, making the outrageous, and in my opinion unsustainable claim, that it was Israel who started hostage taking and at one point was the only country using this tactic, why no mention about those Israelis who currently are hostages, with nothing known about them and the world and the BBC conveniently choosing to forget all about them.
I consider this to be yet another example of the BBC's bias against
I would like you to treat this as an official complaint, acknowledge it with a reference number, and I look forward to a response before deciding how and where to pursue this complaint.
Below is the profile of the person you chose as the one to comment on this report last night. Hardly comes into the unbiased and balanced category even if the item was about
May I suggest you think very carefully about trotting her out on air unless there is a balancing voice to put
Karma Nabulsi is the fellow in politics at St Edmund Hall,
She is currently engaged in an EU-funded collective research project, based at
She is the author of Traditions of War: Occupation, Resistance and the Law (Oxford University Press, paperback edition 2005) and writes on the philosophy and ethics of war, the laws of war, European political history and theory and Palestinian history and politics. She is currently writing Conspirators for
She is a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, adviser for the Badil legal unit and a member of its expert forum and adviser to Arab Media Watch in the
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I sent the following email to Honest Reporting
Did anybody see the slot on Newsnight tonight?
I want to draw your attention to yet another side swipe at
As you know the news is full of the return of the 15 British Marines and sailors from
To add insult to injury, the
I wasn't able to get a full transcript of what was said, but surely we can complain to the
I look forward to your alert about this, and will gladly join with everybody else in protest. Keep up your wonderful work.
Chag Same'ach LPesach
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