In response to distressing revelations uncovered by CAMERA's Arabic department, the BBC has launched an investigation into its personnel with pro-Hamas sympathies for the October 7 Massacre.
Both the British and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations have refused to refer to the massacres and abductions of people in Israel by Palestinian terrorists as "terrorism" of any sort, claiming a moral high ground by refusing to do so. This is in contrast to how they've referred to other terrorist attacks.
The unprecedented multi-front attacks on Israelis carried out by the terrorist group Hamas on October 7th included thousands of missile attacks, the indiscriminate murders of dozens of civilians and the wounding of hundreds of others, the bombing of an ambulance and kidnappings. But even with these ISIS-style attacks the BBC maintained its usual practice of portraying Palestinian terrorists as 'militants.'
According to many recent flawed news accounts, the “flare-up” in violence began only with the introduction of a new Israeli government and has been driven by extremist Israelis. The data, however, disagrees. Not only did the “flare-up” begin long before the current government took power in November 2022, but it has been overwhelmingly driven by Palestinian attacks.
After robust pushback by the Jewish community and organizations, the BBC has (semi) apologized for a modern-day blood libel put forth by one of its news presenters, Anjani Gadgil, who has since erased her twitter and linkedin accounts.
While Times of Israel and BBC Arabic commendably improved their respective articles after initially failing to report that slain Palestinian teen Jibril Muhammad Ladaa was a Hamas fighter, Haaretz, Reuters and AFP have yet to add the key information.
CAMERA Arabic’s intensive scrutiny of BBC’s Arabic coverage of Israel and the Middle East and the systematic documentation of its egregious shortcomings in reporting have resulted in significant behind-the-scenes reforms at the Arabic-language news platform.
BBC issues a rare apology acknowledging its years-long failure to properly address complaints concerning its Arabic coverage of Israel following CAMERA Arabic’s submission of dozens of corrections requests.
CAMERA Arabic puts the breaks on the omnipresent Arabic media formulation falsely casting Tel Aviv as Israel's capital, prompting 17 corrections in two months.
CAMERA Arabic prompts multiple corrections after Arabic reports in BBC, Deutsche Welle and i24News falsely referred to Jewish communities within Israel's pre-1967 lines as "settlements."