The BBC's Arabic Service

[Spectator-UK] Melanie Phillips - Asserson charges that the BBC's Arabic service provided a platform for the campaign by Hizbullah and Iran to delegitimize and demonize both the U.S.A. and Israel in the eyes of the Arabic-speaking world. "The BBC Arabic gives little indication of the destruction, the evacuations and the deaths (often of Israeli Arabs), caused by the thousands of Hizbullah rockets fired into Israel. By contrast some of the language used to describe Israel is hysterical in tone and the translated transcript reads like an Islamist extremist tract." When such propaganda is transmitted back into the Arabic-speaking world - and with the mark of BBC journalistic integrity, no less - this is bound to incite yet more violence, turning the BBC effectively into an accomplice of Iran against America and Israel.

2008-03-28 01:00:00

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