For example, in November 2012, listeners to BBC Radio 4 were told that:
“The ..emm…country [Israel] is run on such apartheid lines it’s possible for the two sides to just literally not see each other.”
In April 2014 visitors to the BBC News website were told by the former BBC Middle East bureau chief that use of the word ‘apartheid’ made (and later walked back) by the US Secretary of State “adds legitimacy to the debate about whether there is an equivalence between the old South African regime and the situation on the West Bank”.
In May 2014 viewers of the BBC News Channel programme ‘Hardtalk‘ and visitors to the BBC News website heard a South African anti-Israel activist say:
“We have seen – I have seen – in Palestine what…
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