Israel @ 60 and the BBC


The BBC Middle-Eastern section has a ‘Jerusalem Diary’ and an ‘Israel at 60’, in which they invite Israelis to submit their views on the creation and independence of the israeli state. Needless to say there is no mention of the Palestinians, the crimes commited against them, or the horrific condition they find themselves in now. The BBC are, frankly, participating in the Zionist states ethnic cleansing policy, which includes not reporting on, or belittling the suffering of the Palestinians.

I have complained, and hope others will too.

I have pasted a copy of my letter below.

From the BBC Website:

Israel at 60: send us your views

unleavened bread, couple at Boombamela festival, an Arab Israeli  in Jerusalem

As Israel approaches its 60th anniversary, the BBC News website would like to hear the views of Israelis about their country.

Do you have memories of 1948 or the time before the state? What are your hopes for the next 60 years of Israel? What can Israelis do to settle their country’s borders and reach peace with its neighbours?

Were you born in Israel, or have you moved there from somewhere else? What do you value most about your country? What things would you change if you could?

We would like to include a photograph of you alongside your views, so please include your phone number in the form below so we can get in touch with you:

My Letter of Complaint:

Dear BBC,

It is shocking that a supposedly impartial news service chooses to allow the perpetrators of one of the worst apartheid regimes the world has seen a medium through which to celebrate their ‘independence’ and ‘creation’. It is terrible that there is no mention of the brutally violent methods that this regime adopted and continues to use in order to achieve and maintain their state. The victims of their ambition still exist today, and they still suffer holocaust like treatment at the hands of those you are celebrating with.

I speak of course of the Zionist State of Israel, the ‘Jerusalem Diary’ and the ‘Israel at 60’ sections you have on the Middle East section of your website. You should not allow yourselves to be tools in this states propaganda, and its mission to demonise the victim while ethnically cleansing the Land of Palestine of its Arab inhabitants –and no I am not being dramatic.

If you cannot but have these sections on your site, then at least have a Palestine at 60, or a Palestinian Nakbe at 60, or something similar. You should not be pandering to the wishes of an albeit powerful state, and you should not be brushing their victims under the carpet.

For once I would like to see you do a proper job with this!

4 Responses

  1. Thank you. I shoud do the same. This is why we should come together for the LOVE of Palestine. Unity is power. Palestine desereves alot from us.

    Can you please help publicize this event?

    Mark you calendar for May 23-25 where we assert the Palestinian National rights. We will say it loud that we will never forget. Palestinians are the Key holders of peace. Join the thousands and strengthen the network of the thousands of activists. Express your opinion and let the many panelists know of where Palestine should go. Support our efforts to empower our community and assert the Palestinians right of return. Join the many Palestinian Americans and their supporters in Chicago commemorating the 60th year of the forced exile of the Palestinian people. Be pro active, ask questions to the Panelists and discuss the current event. We must empower ourselves and make a strong network for Justice, Peace and Freedom. Be pro active. Enough talks, Register on line.

  2. Thank you. I shoud do the same. This is why we should come together for the LOVE of Palestine. Unity is power. Palestine desereves alot from us.

    Can you please help publicize this event?

    Mark you calendar for May 23-25 where we assert the Palestinian National rights. We will say it loud that we will never forget. Palestinians are the Key holders of peace. Join the thousands and strengthen the network of the thousands of activists. Express your opinion and let the many panelists know of where Palestine should go. Support our efforts to empower our community and assert the Palestinians right of return. Join the many Palestinian Americans and their supporters in Chicago commemorating the 60th year of the forced exile of the Palestinian people. Be pro active, ask questions to the Panelists and discuss the current event. We must empower ourselves and make a strong network for Justice, Peace and Freedom. Be pro active. Enough talks, Register on line.

  3. “If you cannot but have these sections on your site, then at least have a Palestine at 60, or a Palestinian Nakbe at 60, or something similar. You should not be pandering to the wishes of an albeit powerful state, and you should not be brushing their victims under the carpet.”

    good stuff .. i applaud ur efforts🙂

  4. Thank you… the bbc totally ignored my efforts though… they even managed to have an entire section on Palestinians living in Sabra and failed to mentioned the massacres of 1982!!!

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