BBC contradicts years of its own narrative on Israeli construction

BBC Watch

The use of imprecise language in BBC reports has frequently steered audiences towards the inaccurate belief that in recent years new communities have been built in Judea & Samaria and the parts of Jerusalem occupied by Jordan between 1948 and 1967. Some of the latest examples of that practice include: [all emphasis added]

“An increase in settlement construction in recent months has led to international criticism of Israel…” Yolande Knell, BBC Radio 4 news bulletin, December 24th 2016. 

“Pro-Palestinian groups criticised the deal, saying it rewards Israel despite the ongoing construction of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. […]

Last month, the White House warned that the construction of settlements posed a “serious and growing threat to the viability of a two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” BBC News website, September 13th 2016 (later amended following a complaint from BBC Watch)

“But the outgoing Obama administration has…

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One thought on “BBC contradicts years of its own narrative on Israeli construction

  1. this is dissembling .

    the ‘Israeli settlements were quite small to begin with but grew exponentially as did defence support. This is how you ensure there will be no Palestine.
    Who owned the land the Israelis took in the first place?
    who watches BBC Watch?

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