BBC yawns at PA paper’s call for violence at Holocaust commemoration

Ahead of a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp which is to be held at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem later this week with the participation of numerous world leaders including Prince Charles, the Palestinian Authority’s official newspaper published an op-ed which, after translation by PMW, has received local and wider Jewish media coverage.

“The official Palestinian Authority daily published an opinion piece on Saturday that called for a terrorist attack on a major upcoming memorial ceremony in Israel marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, saying, “One shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony.” […]

According to a translation from Palestinian Media Watch, columnist Yahya Rabah wrote in PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida that Israel “is now energetically planning to hold a ceremony for the Holocaust in occupied Jerusalem, and it is accustomed to the world participating with it in this ceremony, as the Jews’ Holocaust is terrible, but the Palestinian holocaust by Israel that still continues is insignificant, beautiful, spectacular, and good.”

“Of course, the Palestinians will never accept this equation, and it can be assumed that they will resist the ceremony being held in Jerusalem itself, as Jerusalem is theirs, despite Trump, who gave it to Israel as part of the filthy deal of the century,” he added.

Rabah then called for an act of terrorism, writing, “One shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony.””

Like the rest of the British media the BBC – which of course has an entire department dedicated to translation of foreign language media – has to date not deemed that narrative-busting article published by a Palestinian Authority mouthpiece to be remotely newsworthy.

4 comments on “BBC yawns at PA paper’s call for violence at Holocaust commemoration

  1. Meanwhile, Lord (Tony) Hall, boss of the BBC, has today announced that he will quit his job this summer.

    To Duvid this appears to be good news, indicating that he feels either too old or does not have the stomach for the forthcoming fight against Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The PM recently stated that he thinks public funding for the BBC (via an extortionate £155 annual TV tax “licence fee” for UK TV owners on pain of imprisonment for non-payment) is an outdated economic model in the era of pay-to-view Netflix and others. The BBC derives £3.5billion per annum from this TV tax and PM Johnson’s words show that he is probably going to remove or curtail it. In that case Duvidl and, doubtless, many others will certainly not be paying.

    The top-heavy BBC with a new boss will now have to prepare its defences for competition in the commercial world. What this means for the BBC’s atrociously biased Israel coverage is unclear, although the BBC is under great pressure generally.

  2. The BBC does not deem anything when it comes to what “news” about Gaza to publish. The deeming is done by Iran (as can easily be seen by following previous omissions).

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