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Saturday, June 14, 2008

The BBC: Britain's leading Israeli propagandists

Another fine example of the BBC toeing the Israeli line here. I was especially taken by

Israel claims Jerusalem as its "eternal, undivided" capital, but the Palestinians want the eastern half - occupied by Israel in 1967 - as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

It isn't a question of "the Palestinians want" anything. The eastern half of Jerusalem is not part of Israel and never has been, and under international law Israel is obliged to withdraw its occupying forces from it. There is no such legal entity as the "undivided" Jerusalem to be the capital of either Israel or Palestine. How can you have as your capital city a place that isn't even in your country?

As for Obama's comments, I'm disappointed but scarcely surprised.

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