Anyone getting their Middle East news from the BBC – as millions of people from around the world do – will be able to tell you without a shadow of doubt that the overriding factor preventing peace in the region is what the BBC recently so quaintly termed “settler homes“. The reason for such certainty is the intensive promotion of that theme by the BBC – see for example here, here, here, here and here – just from the past five weeks.
But the mirage is not only created by the regular repetition of that specific theme; its construction and maintenance also depend upon the diligent failure to inform BBC audiences about things going on in the Middle East besides Israeli building tenders.
It is currently summer camp season in the Middle East and, as in past years, parents in the Gaza Strip have the…
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