One of those ‘obstacles to peace’ the BBC won’t tell audiences about

Palestinian Media Watch informs us of a ceremony held last week in which the PA president Mahmoud Abbas awarded the “highest order of the Star of Honor” to the founder and leader of the DFLP (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine), Nayef Hawatmeh. 

Hawatmeh and his organization are of course responsible for the murders of dozens of Israelis in terror attacks, the best known of which is the Ma’alot massacre in 1974.

Apparently, the Palestinian Authority’s latest display of glorification of terror – and the absence of preparation of its people for a peaceful solution to the conflict exemplified by such actions – is not deemed a ‘need to know’ item for BBC audiences and (unlike Israelis building apartments in Jerusalem neighbourhoods) does not constitute one of the BBC’s “stumbling blocks to peace negotiations.

5 comments on “One of those ‘obstacles to peace’ the BBC won’t tell audiences about

  1. Apparently, only Israel provides a stumbling block to peace. The Arabs are falling over themselves to show their peaceful intent, as can be witnessed right across the Middle East, from Benghazi to Cairo, Beirut to Damascus, they daily demonstrate brotherly love.

  2. Continued construction is a must because Israel is faced with a housing shortage. Also, it has had to accommodate the unacknowledged now nearly three million Jewish refugees from Arab countries whose homes were stolen. Other thousands cannot afford the extraordinary, high prices of existing housing stock. It is often a factor in Israelis’ emigration. Past Israeli deference to such PA requests has not proved fruitful in the slightest. Anyway, the watchword is NO preconditions.

  3. This is habitual with Abbas. After all, he was Arafat’s right-hand man. He also recently glorified the female terrorist who carried out the worst attack ever on Israel in the 70s and the Arab-Israeli terrorist who slaughtered 8 young Yeshiva students in Jerusalem, naming a stadium or a square or whatever after him. At the time, Joe Biden was in Israel on a peace mission and the BBC was jumping up and down pointing fingers at Israel as the obstacle to peace.

    Naturally the BBC said nothing about the terror-friendly Abbas and his declaration that the Arab-Israeli terrorist was a martyr.

    The BBC is a news-laundering organisation, dishonest in the extreme.

  4. Terribly sorry to verge off-topic, but have ye heard the most thrilling news?
    Our erstwhile, ahem, comrade, propagandist Journalist extraordinaire Bowen has had a bit of a tiff with his convivial MB pals:

    BBC reporter Jeremy Bowen shot in Egypt as demonstrations end in bloodshed…
    He was wounded as tens of thousands of people took to the streets over the ousting of president Mohammed Morsi by the military.

    The comments are positively priceless, and restore faith in the British tabloid-reading class:

    I’m willing to bet that after being shot in the head by Moslems the virulently anti-Israel reporter will become even more anti-Israel. Some BBC reporters never can read the writing on the wall…

    But all joking aside, this is a serious matter: Let us wish a speedy recovery to Mr. Bowen: anti-Israel dissemblance isn’t going to create itself, you know!

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