Back in April the BBC’s Yolande Knell produced written, filmed and audioreports from Gush Etzion. None of those reports presented audiences with anything other than the corporation’s standard narrow portrayal of the factors supposedly underlying the Palestinian-Israeli conflict:
“Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and the expansion of settlements are often cited as reasons for Palestinian anger…”
“Efrat’s mayor, Oded Revivi, who is also a lieutenant colonel in the Israeli army reserve, invited Palestinians from surrounding villages to come to his house and celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, when the faithful gather in palm-roofed huts, a remembrance of the 40 years of wandering landless in the desert back in the time of Moses.
A couple of dozen Palestinians accepted the mayor’s invitation…
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