Category Archives: Editor’s Pad

BBC’s lame interview with Israel’s defence minister

Sarah Montague 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.

The poisonous State of Qatar

Qatar map 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.

The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring”

Guernica 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.

Anthony Reuben, BBC journalist serving Israel

Anthony Reuben, BBC Head of Statistics 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.

BBC lets right-wing Israeli write for its website

Gil Hoffman 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.

Remember Israel’s abuse of Palestinian kids

Israeli soldier arrests palestinian child 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.

BBC News website editor strikes again for Israel

BBC News website Middle East Editor Raffi Berg 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.

Beyond John Kerry’s “Israeli apartheid” moment

John Kerry and Israel apartheid 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.

Libya’s Islamist menace

Sharia freaks in Libya 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.

US and EU hypocrisy on display over Crimea

Israeli crimes Nureddin Sabir contrasts the West’s fury over Russia’s annexation of Crimea with the USA’s and EU’s rewarding of Israel for annexing Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and colonizing the Palestinian West Bank.