I’ll have to tell you about things the BBC hasn't covered, or has covered unsatisfactorily.
Remember last October when UNESCO passed a resolution that re-wrote history, denying "thousands of years of Jewish ties to Jerusalem" ?
Well the bad news is that hey’ve just passed another one; the good news is that this time the vote wasn’t unanimous.
“22 countries vote in favor of motion; 23 abstain, and 10 countries vote against; Israel envoy slams ‘new low, even by UNESCO standards’ “
If you’re interested, here’s how the voting went. Note: the UK voted against.
The BBC has been headlining with news of Hamas’s new moderate position. Well, no, that’s not quite true. Hamas hasn’t altered the charter.
They've issued a new policy alongside the old charter to persuade the media that they’re no longer terrorists. They’re reformed, and are now willing to accept the creation of a Palestinian state - with Jerusalem as its capital - according to the indefensible pre 1967 ‘borders’ as long as Palestinian refugees have the right of return, and oh yes, another one … that the Zionist project gets the hell out of Arab lands. (Even Yolande Knell concedes that)
They’ve stopped mentioning their affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt has outlawed, and they’ve decided that they’re not antisemitic, only anti-Zionist. If it works for Ken, why not?
It’s odd that the BBC didn’t cover that May Day demonstration, where the crowd paraded with banners and flags decorated with the hammer and sickle (get one on Amazon: £3. free delivery) and a huge image of Stalin. John McDonnell spoke to an adoring, chanting audience of commies and antisemites.
Lots of coverage online, but the BBC didn’t show any interest.