Thursday, December 21, 2023


 The video below will take about 25 minutes to watch. It illustrates the hostility towards Israel that exists in the self-assured corridors of the BBC. 

 You will notice that Stephen Sackur, with an air of amiable malice, starts by describing Israel’s defense against Hamas terror as a “ferocious assault” almost as if it were some sort of unprovoked attack against a peaceful and unsuspecting neighbor.
The interview goes downhill from there, It is replete with bias against Israel. Mr. Sackur is in favor of the unfeasible so-called two-state-solution but never mentions the Hamas Charter which specifically calls for the destruction of Israel and the death of Jews in order to establish an Islamic caliphate in the region. In that aspiration lies the very crux of the entire matter.
 Unwilling to distinguish between the fire and the fire brigade Mr. Sackur seems determined to enforce standards for Israel’s conduct of the war that would not be expected or required from any other country after experiencing a similar unimaginably horrific, subhuman and devastating attack by genocidal monsters.Mr. Sackur made no reference to the thousands of rockets fired into Israel’s towns during the last decade nor did he acknowledge that the IDF is renowned for its policy of mitigating civilian casualties far more than any other army in the history of warfare.That Mr. Sackur quoted B’Tselem as a legitimate and balanced source demonstrates how he has misinformed and deluded himself. He behaved like a propagandist for Hamas which is why people might as well get their news from Al Jazeera as from the BBC.Naftali Bennett was clearly under fire. He acquitted himself well and calmly responded in a precise and principled way to an ad hominem attack disguised as an interview.

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