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BBC Goes Out on a Thin Limb To Illustrate Israeli Land TheftTim King Salem-News.com
"How long will the people involved stay in their jobs?" - Anthony Lawson
(SALEM) - A team from The BBC has stepped onto a long and fragile limb with this new video. It pokes the Israeli apartheid system right in the gut. Israel's political platform is based on the belief that the Jews can do anything they want because they are God's "Chosen People". If anyone objects they are called an antisemite. The system has been in place for years, but these days the rhetoric is wearing thin.
So, if a Jew or group of Jews want land that a Palestinian family has owned for hundreds of years, they simply call out the bulldozer operators and destroy it. I agree that it is quite an effective method, but it leaves Israel the biggest black eye in the world community. Only the U.S. and Great Britain have remained steadfastly in place for Israel, nearly every other country in the world wants to see the Jewish state's political leadership hauled to the clink and tried for years of unchecked for war crimes.
Regarding this video, our own Anthony Lawson in Thailand says, "This really is a must watch!" Anthony's voice is known worldwide for his advocacy of the people in Gaza and all of Palestine.
Complimenting the efforts behind The BBC's comedy sketch, 'The Israeli Embassy's Extension', he made a point that is inevitable.
"How long will the people involved stay in their jobs?"
There is nothing wrong with lauding progress, but we must remain grounded when it comes to this subject.
Today, The BBC produces something that world humanitarians applaud. But in 2010, when our writer Ken O'Keefe, and a ship full of journalists were attacked by Israeli forces in international waters, The BBC's Jane Corbin and Sarah Montague were seemingly battling for Israel during two of Ken's appearances, totally ignoring the simple fact that nine men aboard Ken's ship were killed execution style, according to a UN investigation, and the only two Israeli soldiers disarmed and captured by the activists aboard the ship, Mavi Marmara, were treated for minor injuries and released back to the Israeli Defence Forces. (Also see: Anthony Lawson's video review of the BBC Panorama program "Death in the Med" and the series I produced with Ken O'Keefe shortly after the Mavi Marmara incident: Ken O'Keefe's Criticism of BBC Panorama on Vimeo. If you want to learn more, please visit another video I produced, Mavi Marmara Witness )
I always remind people that The BBC may seem fresh and different in comparison to U.S. news which exists inside of a corporate funnel, but it is at the end of the day, another government TV station. PBS offers refreshing content in the U.S. but they won't be exposing the dark side of American politics to any great extent because, like BBC, you can't just gnaw on the hand that feeds you.
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