Category Archives: Editor’s Pad
Analysis of a BBC interview with Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon shows how, by failing to challenge the Israeli minister, the public broadcaster actually misinforms the public about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Nureddin Sabir examines Qatar’s policy of reliance on the USA and support for Islamism, and its media strategy, as represented by Aljazeera, which talks democracy to Westerners but espouses Islamism to Arabs.
Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections.
Nureddin Sabir highlights the BBC Head of Statistics Anthony Reuben’s’ incredible twisting of numbers to support Israel’s claims that the Israeli Wehrmacht’s recent onslaught on Gaza had been targeted and not indiscriminate.
Nureddin Sabir says that far from toning down its pro-Israel bias following mass protests, the BBC has allowed a right-wing Israeli journalist to peddle the Israeli view on Gaza.
Nureddin Sabir argues that whatever has happened to the missing Israeli squatter kids whose parents had chosen to live on stolen land, the real story is Israel’s ongoing abuse of Palestinian children.
Nureddin Sabir calls on readers to ask the BBC to explain what it has done since it emerged that Middle East online editor Raffi Berg instructed staff to report favourably on Israel.
Nureddin Sabir considers what John Kerry didn’t say when he warned that Israel might wind up “being an apartheid state”, and wonders what it might take for Israel to take him seriously.
Nureddin Sabir reviews a recent analysis which concludes that the Islamist threat from Libya, at the core of which is the Muslim Brotherhood, should be treated as top priority, especially by Egypt.