The British Times magazine said that journalists from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) accused it of being too lenient with Israel and “stripping” Palestinian civilians of their humanity, and confirmed that its employees were crying in the toilets because of that.
The magazine explained – in a report written by reporter Alex Farber – that concerns were raised by senior editorial figures at a meeting this week, following which an email was sent to Director General Tim Davie explaining that the BBC “treats the lives of Israelis as better than the lives of Palestinians.” This came after dissatisfaction among Jewish employees with the decision not to describe it agitation As a “terrorist”.
A source said, “What Hamas did was terrible, and no one justifies its actions, but the prevailing mood among many people in the building is that we are not providing proper coverage,” as “employees were crying in the toilets, and self-employed workers were sacrificing what they were paid by not “Coming to work is distressed by what is happening, and many people feel very disturbed.”
Rami Rahim, a BBC correspondent based in Beirut, accused the administration of valuing the lives of Israelis more than Palestinians.
He explained in the email to Tim that “it is common for words such as ‘massacre’, ‘massacre’ and ‘atrocity’ to be used prominently in reference to the actions of Hamas, but they are rarely or never used when referring to the actions of Israel.” “Is this a question of the BBC’s possible complicity in incitement, dehumanization and war propaganda?”
Be lenient with the Israelis
Rahim said that BBC journalists often go easy on Israeli officials in interviews and give them “comfortable airtime” to justify their actions, and called for an “accurate, balanced, fair and honest representation” of war-related events.
He also stressed that “inhumane language” from Israeli officials describing Palestinian civilians as “animals” had been avoided.
International affairs editor John Simpson said in the New Statesman magazine that the BBC had received an almost equal number of complaints about its bias in favor of and against Israel. He added, “In recent years, the BBC has taken on the task of combating fake news, misinformation, hate speech and other things… Like that.” He said that he had lost “a lot of friends” because of his public support for the BBC’s position.