Wonder what you think of the BBC’s coverage of the Ldn games? Where? Oh, just trying for consistency…

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s spokesman Mark Regev sent a letter to the Director of the BBC’s Bureau in Israel, Paul Danahar on Thursday after the BBC Sport page failed to identify Israel’s capital city as Jerusalem. Until Wednesday afternoon, the page offering information about the Palestinian Olympic team referred to its capital as ‘East Jerusalem’, but the equivalent page for Israel made no mention of a capital city at all. In the letter, Regev commented that he is “dismayed by the BBC’s decision to discriminate against Israel”.

I’m not dismayed. I expect this vile bias against Israel from the Palestinian loving hordes in Al Beeb. But it sicken me.

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18 Responses to J’LEM

  1. the sheep says:

    Obscene, squalid, terrorist loving pond life


  2. David Preiser (USA) says:

    But the BBC is controlled by Jews and is pro-Israel, according to complaints the BBC claims to receive to balance out complaints that their reporting has an anti-Israel bias. No anti-Israel bias built into the BBC’s editorial policy, right, defenders of the indefensible?


    • Louis Robinson says:

      David, the sentence you hear in the hallowed halls is: “I’m not anti-Semitic – it’s just Israel I’m against.”


      • David Preiser (USA) says:

        Except when they start going on about the Jewish Lobby and Jews/Israel controlling US foreign policy, the Jews making the US pay billions to Mubarak/the Egyptian Army to keep the peace with Israel, etc., they are straying into anti-Semitism. Although the BBC disputes that they do this.


      • johnnythefish says:

        And never up for examination on Al-Beeb: D’ Yalike Mah Dinnajakit’s policy of wiping Israel off the face of the earth.


  3. Alex says:

    This anti-Semitic bias at the BBC is a disgrace and they do it against the wishes of the majority of this country… apart from students who think they’re revolutionaries because they’ve managed to get through a couple of chapters of the Manifesto.
    I was out for a few beers last night and I came across an old mate’s younger brother who is at Uni studying some crappy arts and humanities degree, and he had the Che T-Shirt on with the Afghan scarf etc… And I couldn’t believe the self-opinionated garbage he was coming out with; he was saying how he is a ‘Marxist’ and he supports the Palestinians in their ‘struggle’ against Israel and so on; I asked what he meant by the struggle and he was a stuttering and mumbling mess, which he did not like because he was with his ‘trendy’ girlfriend… I also asked him to tell me a little about what Marx’s views were on the means of production and how the proletariat can take control and fight back and all that crap, and he didn’t have a bloody clue! Typical brainwashed youngster who thinks it’s cool to be against everything blah blah blah! What I find incredible is that the likes of Paul Mason (a music teacher turned economist) actually support and believe in these young people and their delusions; it’s high time that the BBC realised it is our money with which they are acting like overgrown students; it’s time they began reporting ALL the facts, whether they be politically inconvenient or not.


    • zemplar says:

      Yes, the young morons in their kefiyehs and che t-shirts (if it’s a bit chilly, usually a german army surplus overcoat with a small german flag on the arm as well) are great value. Purple DMs for the girls. As you experienced, not one of them has a clue what they’ve subscribed to.


      • Pah says:

        I used to have a kefiyeh and I was uber cool in it. When Marxists commented on my ‘cool PLO scarf’ I’d give them a fixed look and say. ‘It’s not a PLO scarf it’s an Israeli scarf’.

        Oh how we laughed …


        • deegee says:

          It’s actually a manufactured in China scarf.

          Wikipedia: Today, this symbol of Palestinian identity is now largely imported from China. With the scarf’s growing popularity in the 2000s, Chinese manufacturers entered the market, driving Palestinians out of the business.

          In 2008, Yasser Herbawi, who for five decades had been the only Palestinian manufacturer of keffiyehs, is now struggling with sales. The Herbawi Textile Factory has 16 machines. In 1990, all 16 machines were functioning, making 750 keffiyahs per day. Today, only 2 machines are used, making a mere 300 keffiyahs per week. Unlike the Chinese manufactured ones, Herbawis uses 100% cotton. Yasser Herbawis son, Izzat, states the importance of creating the Palestinian symbol, in Palestine, “the keffiyah is a tradition of Palestine and it should be made in Palestine. We should be the ones making it.”.

          Mother Jones wrote, “Ironically, global support for Palestinian-statehood-as-fashion-accessory has put yet another nail in the coffin of the Occupied Territories’ beleaguered economy.”


          • Pah says:

            Yes, well who’d’ve thought it? China practicing what it preaches. ‘Workers of the World Compete!’

            My point was more about upsetting liberal assumptions than caring where it really came from. It probably was an Arab one but to me it will always be Israeli 😉

            Unfortunately I now look a complete twat in it so it has long been consigned to the bin of fond memories.


    • Earls Court says:

      I think its time to make a 2012 version of Citizen Smith. I’ve met loads of people who are over 30 still preaching about Marx and Che etc. Real life car crash Television.


    • Deborah says:

      I used the quote I read on this site that if it wasn’t for the Religion of Peace the cost of security at the Olympics could be a fraction of what it will cost on my nephew, who recently got an Oxford first, he was aghast at my political incorrectness. I then asked which groups he thought may try disrupt the Games and of course answer came there none. What do the ‘top universities’ teach their students if original thought doesn’t come into it?


  4. the sheep says:

    I had a similar altercation with a 30+ student type halfwit last year who readily told me how evil the Israelis were before launching into a Nazi esque rant against the Jews and what an evil people they are. This guardian reading oaf was spouting ville anti Semitism when I thought enough is enough telling him that if he continued with his rant I would knock him so hard he would hit the wailing wall. With his tail between his legs he disappeared but he is typical of your student mentality these days every time I see him now he leaves the pub.


  5. George R says:

    “BBC pictures reveal more about their attitudes to the Middle East Conflict than they might wish”



  6. deegee says:

    The BBC changed their Israel profile to Seat of government Jerusalem, though most foreign embassies are in Tel Aviv.

    Ironically, all the ambassadors, without exception, presented their credentials to the President in Jerusalem.

    It isn’t even accurate. By saying most foreign embassies are in Tel Aviv it implies some are in Jerusalem. Regrettably none are.


  7. will says:

    Credit possibly due to the BBC for showing this movie (“Ajami”) on BBC4 tomorrow night, but the BBC’s Radio Times takes a dim view of giving the Jews an even break

    “Palestinian Scandar Copti and Israeli Yaron Shani impress as co-directors of this Oscar-nominated drama, which provides a sobering insight into the macho culture ruling the mean streets of Ajami, a multi-ethnic neighbourhood in the Israeli city of Jaffa.

    Copti and Shani handle their material with great confidence but their determination to be both even-handed and technically and structurally audacious renders this disappointingly conventional in its discussion of the hatred, frustration and violence fuelling that region’s political reality.



  8. ltwf1964 says:

    Q. what’s the capital of Palestine?

    A. “P”