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The BBC’s Anti-Israel Bias And Support For Unconventional Hamas

by | 30th, December 2008

IS the BBC biased against Israel. Well, yes, it is. Take this from the corporation’s Jeremy Bowen :

Israeli generals always assume that two clocks start when they go into action. The first shows the time they need to achieve their military objectives. The second shows the amount of time left before international pressure for a ceasefire becomes impossible to resist.

The diplomatic clock speeds up with the number of deaths, of civilians especially. With so many Palestinians dead already, the clock is ticking loudly.

And then the clincher:

Hamas is a less conventional organisation.

It is very conventional it wants to kill Israelis and destroy the country. This from paragraph 2 of the Hamas charter:

“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it.”

Says Bowen of Israel:

It has powerful, modern armed forces. That does not mean that a standard military victory is assured. If it was, Israel would have gone to war before now.

Well, yes. And it would have won. But that clock would be ticking, Jeremy. And at 10 ‘clock, the clock goes bong:

Winning the media battle in a world of non-stop, instant communication is a big part of winning the war.

So are the Israeli generals listening to the media? Here’s Bowen of the laptop corps.:

For Palestinians, whatever Israel says about pinpoint attacks, this feels like an assault on everyone.

That’s the BBC. Take this from a Palestinian TV report :

[Girl] “We were sleeping 7 girls in the room. We were asleep and didn’t know what was happening. In the morning all the bricks were on top of my head, and the heads of all my sisters. My 4 year old sister next to me was dead.”
[Interviewer] “How many were you?”
[Girl] “Seven.In the other room were my mother, my father,

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