Friday, March 16, 2012

A bit of BBC bias

No matter what your opinion of settlers are, you cannot deny that Judea and Samaria is their home.

Well, if you are the BBC, maybe you can.

From Kevin Connolly at the BBC:
A French parliamentary report, for example, recently concluded that the 450,000 Israeli settlers who live on the West Bank of the River Jordan, in defiance of international opinion, use more water than the 2.3 million Palestinians whose home it is.
The article itself is also quite misleading about water usage in the Middle East, as much as it tries to pretend to be unbiased. But as we see, anti-Israel bias is part and parcel of the discussion, often without people even realizing it.

For some facts, see this JPost article that details how Palestinian Arabs are stealing Israeli water, and this useful factsheet as well.

(h/t Russell)