Four ‘Arab Idol’ reports in one day by BBC’s Knell

BBC Watch

For the second time in less than ten days, a June 22nd report by the BBC Jerusalem Bureau’s Yolande Knell featured an ‘Arab Idol’ reality show contestant from the Gaza Strip. The article, which appeared in the ‘Features & Analysis’ section of the BBC News website’s Middle East page at 08:04 GMT, includes a filmed item also broadcast on BBC television news as well as a written report. 

Knell Arab Idol

As was the case in Knell’s previous piece featuring Mohammed Assaf which was broadcast on ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ on June 13th, her descriptions of “his patriotic songs full of love and longing” conveniently skirt round the fact that at least one of them erases Israel from the map.

 “Oh flying bird, circling round, 
My eyes protect you and Allah keeps you safe 
By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy 
My country Palestine is beautiful 

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