BBC Bias and the missing ‘T’ word. | Book of Tuvia


Yesterday four innocent Israelis were brutally murdered by a terrorist in Beersheba. Yet reading the article hidden away in the ‘Middle East’ section of the BBC website, one would be hard pressed to realize that this is what really happened.

The headline reads: “Israel: Four Killed in Mall Attack”. This contrasts with the terror attack a few years ago in London which the BBC reported as ‘London Attack: Four dead in Westminster terror attack’. In London (outside Israel), when a terrorist, inspired by incitement to militant Islam, murders innocent people, it is a “terrorist attack”. In Israel, where innocent people are being murdered by a terrorist, inspired by incitement to militant Islam, the word “terror” does not appear anywhere in the headline, or even in the entire article. There was just “an attack” and not a “terrorist attack”. Even more bizarre, the author of the terrorism was the only one mentioned by name in the article, not the victims, Doris Yahbas, 49, mother of three, Laura Yitzhak, 43, another mother of three, Rabbi Moshe Kravitzky, father of four children. , and Menahem Yehezkel, 67.

Screenshot of BBC headline from, March 23, 2022

The BBC article continues: “Tuesday’s incident began when Alqian stabbed a woman at a petrol station, then drove to a shopping center where he rammed into a cyclist. He then went to a second mall across the street, where he stabbed other people. I wonder why? Why isn’t he described as the “suspected terrorist” or the “suspected murderer?” The Times of Israel, in an article titled “Israel’s deadliest terrorist attack in years”, states: “Four Israelis were killed and two others injured on Tuesday in a stabbing attack in a open-air shopping center in Beersheba has been attacking for years.In the same article, the murderer is called “the terrorist”.

Why does the BBC not call a terrorist a terrorist if the attack occurs in Israel but only if the attack occurs outside Israel? Why doesn’t the BBC realize that all terror, wherever it occurs, from London, to New York, to Sydney, to Cairo, to Beer Sheva, comes from the same source, incitement by Fanatical militant Islam to go out and murder ‘non-believers’ in order to establish a pan-Muslim caliphate? Why does the BBC have double standards in the language it uses to describe terror attacks inside Israel? Why are the reports sanitized with the words “terror”, “terrorist” or the word “murder”?

Fraudulent “article” about BBC Israel reporting by Honest Reporting (2022)

The BBC’s policy of reporting terror attacks with a different lexicon if they occur inside Israel is an excellent example of the double standard used by large sections of the mainstream media towards Israel and may even contribute to one way or another to the pseudo-legitimation of these terrorist attacks. themselves.

Once again innocent Israelis have been murdered by a radical Islamist terrorist and once again the BBC’s bizarre coverage has shown clear signs of bias. This leads to the serious question: is the BBC anti-Semitic or does it have an anti-Israel agenda? What other explanation could there be for this bizarre, fact-distorting “reporting” by a major news agency?

Dr Tuvia Book was born in London and grew up in the UK and South Africa. After making Aliya at age 17 and studying at the Yeshiva, he volunteered for the IDF, where he served in an elite combat unit. Upon graduation, he received his BA from Bar-Ilan University, as well as a certification in graphic design. He then served as an information officer at the Israeli consulate in Philadelphia, while earning a graduate degree in Jewish studies. Upon his return to Israel, Dr. Book graduated from a study program with Israel’s Ministry of Tourism and is a licensed tour guide. Tuvia has worked in Jewish education, both formal and informal, for many years. He has guided and taught Jewish students and educators in the English-speaking world for some of Israel’s leading educational institutions and programs. Tuvia has guided groups for Birthright Israel since its inception and additionally has lectured in North America, Australia, Europe and South Africa. Tuvia served as Shaliach (emissary) for the Jewish Agency for Israel as Director of Israeli and Zionist Education at the Jewish Education Council of Greater New York (Jewish Education Project). He was a lecturer/educational guide at the Alexander Muss Institute for Education in Israel (AMIIE) in Israel for a decade. Tuvia has taught at both Bar Ilan University and Hebrew University. He was editor and lecturer at the Tikvah Fund. He is a research associate at the Hudson Institute. Tuvia is the author and illustrator of the internationally acclaimed Israeli Education Curriculum; “For the Sake of Zion; A Curriculum of Israel Studies” (fifth edition, Koren 2017) and “Moral Dilemmas of the Modern Israel Soldier” (Rama, 2011) and holds a doctorate in Israeli education. His latest book, “Jewish Journeys, The Second Temple Period to the Bar Kokhba Revolt – 536 BCE-136 CE,” was published by Koren this year. To order:


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