Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Al Beeb Displays Its Double Standards (Again)

The London Jewish News (the Jewish Chronicle's giveaway rival) reports, inter alia:

'The BBC has said it was “inadvisable” for former director of television Danny Cohen to oppose cultural boycotts of Israel.

In an astonishing statement, BBC chief complaints adviser Dominic Groves sent in January said: “The BBC agrees that it was inadvisable for him to add his signature given his then seniority within the BBC as director of television.”
 Groves admitted that “in practice, it had no bearing on his ability to do his day-to-day job, a role which does not involve direct control over BBC news.”'

The paper goes on to quote Board of Deputies' president Jonathan Arkush thus:
“Sadly, we don’t expect much from the BBC given its lack of balance on issues concerning Israel.  It was therefore thoroughly hypocritical to criticise its former director of television for allegedly not being impartial.  Moreover, to talk of BDS as an issue of current political controversy is wrong. The bigotry against Israel, not repeated in relation to any other country in the world, is not a political but a moral issue, on which people should be free to speak their mind. Fortunately the boycotters are rejected by mainstream political parties and most sections of our society, so Danny Cohen was on the right side of the argument."
(See the full report here)
 (Guardian report here)

When is Britain's ultra-arrogant thumb-nosing leftist-infested publicly-funded national broadcaster going to tell Bowen, Danahar, Donnison and the rest of its claque of reporters and correspondents who show their partiality towards the anti-Israel narrative again and again and again without censure that their partiality is "inappropriate"?

Well, we know what worldview the successful traineeship applicants will be expected to hold, among other politically correct attributes.  But I wonder whether it still helps to have a daddy in the Corporation (I mean, as Jezza will be well aware, there have been an awful lot of father-son and occasionally father-daughter teams in the BBC, which presumably would frown on nepotism and the hereditary principle elsewhere!)

Update: Courtesy of BBCWatch, yet another brazen example of the BBC's odious bias against Israel:

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