Predictable BBC amplification for latest HRW anti-Israel report

BBC Watch

On January 19th an article titled “Palestinian workers banned from West Bank settlements” appeared on the BBC News website’s Middle East page. The subject matter of the story portrayed in that headline takes up part of the report which then goes on to inform readers that:workers banned art

“About 500,000 Jews live in more than 100 settlements built since Israel’s 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.”

As ever, that standard insert breaches the corporation’s own editorial guidelines on impartiality by failing toinform BBC audiences of the existence of legal opinions which contradict the corporation’s own adopted political narrative.

The article closes with provision of a link to a report published on the same day by Human Rights Watch.  

“Also on Tuesday, a new report by Human Rights Watch said businesses…

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