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BBC 'upgrades' Israel's profile page
Published: 26.07.12, 09:36
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1. BBC
Tanya ,   Auckland NZ   (07.26.12)
BBC at it again...truely was a blatant act of racism and in my opinion very provocative. I made a complaint and am glad that enough people did. To little to late though me thinks. Idiots!
2. Tall poppy syndrome and hate
Rolando ,   Philippines   (07.26.12)
Not only BBC. The hate is a direct result of jalousy and envy. Have some mercy on these useless members of the human race. They ( the whole planet) 7Billion, contributed collectively to what Jews ( less than a quarter per cent) contributed equally in any area. Period. Judeos = God Providence
3. No wonder BBC aparatchiks fought to hide the Balen report
Using taxpayer funds of course.Censorship is fine aa long as it for the good of the proletariat who cannot be trusted to make up their own minds. The "comittee" always knows best. What a bunch of taxpayer funded hypocrits.
4. Anybody still doubt that the BBC is a Pal mouthpiece paid
paid for by the British taxpayer?
5. So "the Jews controll the media"???
6. The BBC digging its own grave
R ,   Israel   (07.26.12)
While the haters will welcome it and gloat, any thinking person, whether or not he/she agrees with all of Israel’s policies, can see that the BBC’s obsessive behavior towards Israel is affecting their judgement, and will begin to question the validity of the information, which will lead them to question to validity of other information from the BBC, and this will lead to, or continue, the BBC’s downward spiral.
7. bbc photograph
chaim ,   p.t. israel   (07.26.12)
with the bbc photographing the olympics - and their known bias, at the opening ceremony expect to see the iran team followed by the iraq team followed by the ireland team followed by a small commercial break followed by the italian team.and should israel win a gold and the hatikvah played, well forget it being broadcast.
8. The BBC is a perfect example of the manifestation of the...
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (07.26.12)
...concept of the UNHOLY TRINITY that has evolved and sustained by organizations such as the BBC in the UK. The UNHOLY TRINITY is an amalgamation of: classic anti-Semites; "progressive" anti-Jewish racists; and, 7th century-based Islamists. The common denominator of all three: the demonizing of Israel, the nation-state of the Jewish people; the de-legitimizing of it; and, the driving to its eventual demise. Heading the drive are news organization such as the BBC and the Guardian which are joined by the Independent, the New Statesman and even the London Review of Books. It is only a matter of time before the BBC comes up with more attempts to describe tiny Israel in the darkest colors possible...!!
9. What an EVIL website, full of HATRED towards Israel
M.Lessing ,   Tegucigalpa,Honduras   (07.26.12)
When you read what it says, the word usage makes it seem like Israel is VIOLATING arab rights at all turns, including history (or the revision-thereof). It is ISRAEL VERSUS the arabs and not vice versa, which is the actual truth.
10. Well, F**k you very much .
tom ,   tel aviv   (07.26.12)
11. BBC: You cannot cure your Antisemitism with a picture!
David ,   Karmiel, Israel   (07.26.12)
You printed it and that was that. The damage was done. It is the same thing that as Israel apologizing for something that others did and then the truth comes out! Brits hate Jews, kicked them out (that's history) but, unlike the Nazis, didn't exterminate, Jews, just persecuted them and still side with those who want to remove Israel from the map!
12. BBC well paid socialist Jews quiet
martin ,   uk   (07.26.12)
Are they too worried about their Jewish heritage? disgusting people who never put their heads up to defend Israel. They are not representative of UK Jews. Hopefully.
13. The beeb doesnt change...
Arlene ,   Israel   (07.26.12)
Syria showed a pic of smiling children ????????wow.
14. The image of Albion
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (07.26.12)
will be heroic british aborigines fighting with muslim rebels in remote scottish mountains, after some years.
Alan ,   SA   (07.26.12)
16. BBC notoriously anti-Israel for years!
Israeli grandma   (07.26.12)
Although brought up on BBC, we no longer trust them as a reliable or unbiased source of news from ANYWHERE. For some years now it is recognised in UK that they are dominated by left leaning liberals and are anti-monarch, anti-Israel and pro-Pal. They regularly report minor incidents reflecting negatively on Israel or with a negative spin, and rush to parrot Arab/PA propaganda at all opportunities. They have also been very slow to report the ghastly situation in Syria although non-BBC UK news reporting has had no difficulty in exposing this difficult material. There are also long-running "background" pieces on their website based almost entirely on an emotional and biased reporting from Arab sources regurgitated by one of their reporters - most probably from the comfort of an air conditioned hotel in Jerusalem - Israel's official capital city.
17. BBC lied again
Margie ,   Tel Aviv   (07.26.12)
The only picture there besides portraits of athletes is one of the masked Black September terrorist Trust the Beeb to mess it up.
18. Absolutely disgusting. And BBC claims it's impartial?
Avi   (07.26.12)
19. #17 Can't please all of the people all of the time
Ivor Evenbiggergun   (07.26.12)
Besides, it is the British Broadcasting Corporation not the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation. Don't like it don't visit the BBC website, problem solved
20. Kick the BBC out of Israel...END!
James ,   uk/il   (07.26.12)
21. BBC Bias
DavidM ,   USA   (07.26.12)
The BBC correction is too little too late. The incitement from its prior description of Israel can't be undone. BBC correspondents and editors use the freedom and security provided by Israel when covering the middle east. They show no appreciation for it. From now on they should have to stay in Gaza and Damascus and place their security in the hands of those they admire so much.
22. to #19 the problem is the BBC broadcast
ghostq   (07.26.12)
to Israel. duhhh they got agreement with the Israeli media. and even so antisemitism on daily basis while kids can read these things, there is no future to jews in England street.
23. ban the BBC
nadav ,   tlv   (07.26.12)
Russian threw out the BBC years ago! Why can't we do the same? WE should throw out Aljazeer as well (just like the Chinese did). We had enough being the punching back of the radical antisemitic Left! enough is enough!
24. BBC profile pic of Israel
Rhonda ,   Chicago, USA   (07.26.12)
It was so atrociously apparent what was going on. I'm glad I wrote into complain. Harm done though...
25. The BBC's attitude towards Israel make ashamed to be
Adam Smith   (07.26.12)
a Briton. This organization that is sustained by all of us, and therefore represents all Britons, only demonstrate the deep level of anti-Semitism from which our society suffers, and the level of cleansing that it must go in order to be viewed by others as a civilized one.
26. BBC; Something is eating them up.
leo ,   usa   (07.26.12)
27. The Beeb doesn't like the Heeb
Yaniv ,   Israel   (07.26.12)
28. BBC
Maurice ,   Tel Aviv   (07.26.12)
Did I misread your article or are there two different BBC web sites for Israel? The biased stance of the BBC is not mitigated by its blindingly one-sided reporting. About Gaza the web pages read as follows: "Israel evacuated its settlers from the Gaza Strip in 2005 and withdrew its forces, ending almost four decades of military occupation. However, after the militant Islamic group Hamas seized control of Gaza in June 2007, Israel intensified its economic blockade of the Strip. At the end of 2008 it launched a major military assault on Gaza to halt cross-border rocket attacks." Should this not read that despite the Israeli withdrawal, Hamas have continued to launch hundreds of rockets aimed at Israeli civilian conerbations. Israeli reaction etc. etc.... Also, how is it that the references to the 1956 campaign omits to mention the involvement of Britain and France? I see no bauhauses.
29. #22 REALLY? UK Jewish population risen 15% IN LAST TEN YEARS
Simon Hersch   (07.26.12)
This information is all out there and provable, it cant be that bad for them. Me included. God save the queen! and God save Israel
30. The Balestinian Brobaganda Corporation
andy ,   manchester, UK   (07.26.12)
as it is affectionately known by the arabs and other muslims who populate the UK...
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