On November 6th an article was published on the BBC News website’s Middle East page under the title “Israel accuses Palestinians of incitement over talks”. A few hours later, that headline was replaced with the wording “Kerry ‘confident’ of Israel-Palestinian talks progress“.
In the first two versions of the article, the opening statement read:
“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed the Palestinians for the apparent stalemate in their peace talks, accusing them of creating “artificial crises” and incitement.”
Later on, in the sixth paragraph of the report it was noted that:
“Mr Netanyahu said Israel stood by the terms agreed for the talks.
“I’m concerned about their progress because I see the Palestinians continuing with incitement, continuing to create artificial crises, continuing to avoid, run away from the historic decisions that are needed to make a genuine peace,” he said.”
That quote was relegated to the eleventh…
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by: Raymond Ibrahim
While it is no secret that the so-called mainstream media habitually fails to report on the international phenomenon of Christian persecution, few are aware that they sometimes actively work to undermine the efforts of those who do expose it.
Consider a new report by the BBC titled “Are there really 100,000 new Christian martyrs every year?” by Ruth Alexander, who asks:
So how widespread is anti-Christian violence?
“Credible research has reached the shocking conclusion that every year an estimate of more than 100,000 Christians are killed because of some relation to their faith,” Vatican spokesman Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi announced in a radio address to the United Nations Human Rights Council in May.
On the internet, the statistic has taken on a life of its own, popping up all over the place, sometimes with an additional detail-that these 100,000 lives are taken by Muslims.
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