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BBC Says Gaza Occupied By Israel: But Only Gilad Shalit Is There

by | 27th, May 2011

ISRAEL is the BBC’s fallback story of choice. And the version of the action is presents is always enlighteneing. When writing about Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Barack Obama and reporting on talk of a return to the pre-1967 borders, the BBC produces this map (see right).

Gaza not occupied by Israel. As Pesach Benson writes:

Since the 2005 disengagement, there are no Israelis in Gaza — except for Gilad Shalit.

Shalit is the Israeli soldier kidnapped from Israel by Hamas in 2006.

Richard North writes:

Because as everybody knows, they think the biggest problem in the Middle East today is Israel’s borders. Never mind that the Arab street has nothing to eat, no employment for its youth. Forget the fact that nearly every country is under the heel of a dictatorship or in transition to another one. That’s secondary. The biggest priority of the age is to tame Israel and build windmills all over the landscape. Do you disagree? Well you don’t count.

You can read the full text of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.




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