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)

Monday 29 August 2011

The Absent PhraseThat Speaks Volumes About BBC Bias

Spot the difference between these two reports regarding today's terrorist attack in Tel Aviv.  There's the BBC's blatant refusal to use the T-word, of course.  But can you spot another difference?  Clue: it concerns something the attacker said.  The BBC's censorship of the phrase in question typifies the way in which Al Beeb downplays the jihadist threat against the only democracy in the Middle East and the world's only Jewish State.  The BBC is deliberately withholding information that sheds light on the true situation confronting Israel.  This is as unethical as it is propagandistic. It is also typical of the BBC.

Is it any wonder that so many viewers and listeners who rely upon the BBC for news are prejudiced against Israel?  Is it any wonder that so many people who realise the tricks that the BBC plays despise and deride the Corporation for being the Great Whore of Leftism and Islamofascism that it has become?

 Jerusalem Post:

Border Police had set up a precautionary road block ahead of time at the entrance to the club on Abarbanel Street, in Tel Aviv's Florentine neighborhood. The terrorist rammed the road block, and struck a number of civilians and a border policeman.

"He then got out of the car, screamed Allah Akbar [God is Great], and went on a knife attack," a police spokeswoman said.

The suspect was tackled to the ground by Border Police officers and taken into custody. He was taken to the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon after being lightly injured. He was later released and was taken in for questioning under heavy security.

The eight people injured in the attack were all Border Police officers and club security guards. One was seriously injured, two were moderately injured and three were lightly injured. The remaining casualties were released from hospital after receiving medical treatment.

The cabdriver whose taxi was hijacked, Nachman Azi, said that the Palestinian man got in his cab at the start of Salameh Street and asked to be taken to the Central Bus Station, moments later, said Azi “he pulled out a knife and told me to get out of the cab. I grabbed the knife and started to fight him, but it cut my hand very bad and I told him he could take the car.”

Azi, his hand heavily bandaged and his shirt splotched with blood, said that the terrorist let him take some of his personal belongings, and that he believed he only wanted to steal the car.

A police source said that the road block had prevented a far worse outcome.

Israel Radio reported that the attack was coordinated to strike a large youth party being held in the area.

Police Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino said Monday morning that over 1,000 teenagers were inside the club which was targeted. He said Border Police  preparations "were extraordinary and prevented a big disaster."

Al Beeb :

A Palestinian man has wounded seven Israelis near a Tel Aviv nightclub, ramming a car into a checkpoint and stabbing five people, police say.

The man drove a stolen taxi into the checkpoint, injuring two guards. He stabbed two other guards, two passers-by, and the taxi driver.

Attacks by Palestinians in Israeli cities have been rare in recent years.

The incident comes amid heightened tensions after attackers killed eight Israelis near Eilat earlier this month.

Israel blames Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip, who crossed from Egypt's Sinai peninsula, for the series of attacks near the Red Sea resort on 18 August.

More than two dozen people died in the week of hostilities that followed, including leaders of Palestinian militant groups killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip.

On Monday, Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the attacker in Tel Aviv was a Palestinian in his 20s from the city of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank.

He was arrested soon after the early morning attack and taken to hospital with injuries sustained during the arrest. One of his victims was in a serious condition, Ms Samri said.

Attacks by Palestinian militants in Israeli cities were common during the Second Intifada - the Palestinian uprising against Israeli rule - that lasted from 2000 to 2005, but have been rare in the years since.

In May, one person was killed when a lorry driven by an Israeli Arab ploughed into traffic and pedestrians shortly after morning rush hour in Tel Aviv.


  1. The excellent Biased BBC website has a take on Jezza Bowen's latest piece here:

    I think Biased BBC (always splendid!) outdid even itself with this marvellous post the other day:

  2. I just mailed them about why they don't explain the reason for the recent decline in terror attacks from the West Bank (coincidental to construction of separation barrier) and in the process questioned why they refuse to use the "T" word in relation to attacks on Israelis but will happily use it in relation to corresponding attacks in the UK, e.g.:

    They are also happy to use in the context of Nigeria and other countries, so why not Israel?

  3. Please post their reply on here!
    Until there's a true objective body for handling complaints, they will continue to thumb their nose at complainants.
    They once refused to investigate a complaint I made about Orla Guerin, telling me that becauise my complaint concerned two separate reports of hers within the one week I obviously had a problem!!!

  4. Daphne

    When challenged about this the standard BBC reaction is to say that they NEVER use the word terrorist. Yet it just so happens that on the BBC News last week a presenter used the word terrorist to describe the Anders Breivik attack in Norway. To the BBC terrorists can only be non-Muslims

  5. They also use the T-word on CoJo, their College of Journalism website, Edgar.
    They really are villains.


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