One to watch out for on BBC Two

Via the BBC Media Centre we learn that a one-hour programme by Jane Corbin titled “The Balfour Declaration: Britain’s Promise To The Holy Land” will be aired on BBC Two at 9 p.m. on October 31st.

The BBC describes the programme as follows:

“One hundred years ago, just 67 words on a single sheet of paper lit a fire in the Holy Land, igniting the most intractable conflict of modern times.

The Balfour Declaration was the first time the British government endorsed the establishment of ‘a national home for the Jewish people’ in Palestine. While many Palestinians see it as a betrayal, many Israelis believe it was the foundation stone of modern Israel and the salvation of the Jews. 

The legacy of the declaration is one that BBC reporter Jane Corbin has watched unfold over the last 30 years – charting the conflict on both sides. But it’s also a story that Jane has a personal connection to. One of her own ancestors, Leo Amery, a British politician and Cabinet Minister, played a key part in drafting the original declaration and then oversaw Britain’s governance of Palestine in the 1920s.

Now, on a journey starting in her home village, Jane explores what Leo did and whether the aspirations of The Balfour Declaration – for both sides to live peacefully and prosper together – were doomed to inevitable failure. Or is there still hope of a peaceful solution in the Holy Land?”

Related Articles:

Politicising the Balfour Declaration on BBC Radio 4 – part one

Politicising the Balfour Declaration on BBC Radio 4 – part two

BBC News amplifies Balfour agitprop yet again

 

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6 comments on “One to watch out for on BBC Two

  1. If anyone wants proper news on the Middle East, the last place to go is the BBC World Service – unless you happen to be an anti-Semite..

  2. Do we have sufficient time, interest and enthusiasm to organise a team to identify every inaccuracy / lack-of-context etc and submit a complaint on each to the BBC? If those who do the identifying circulate their complaint to others, there’s no reason why several people should not submit the same complaint. I would love to participate in something like this but I’m going to be in Israel.

  3. Do we have sufficient time, interest and enthusiasm to organise a team to identify every inaccuracy / lack-of-context etc and submit a complaint on each to the BBC? If those who do the identifying circulate their complaint to others, there’s no reason why several people should not submit the same complaint. I would love to participate in something like this but I’m going to be in Israel.

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