On November 6th the BBC World Service apparently decided that the corporation’s public purpose remit of building “a global understanding of international issues” would be met by broadcasting an item (available from 01:00 here) relating to the terror attack of the same day in Jerusalem on its ‘World Have Your Say’ programme.
Listeners to that programme will have noticed that in her introduction its presenter promoted the notion of linkage between the terror attack and the rioting earlier in the day at what she described as “the city’s holiest site, the Al Aqsa Mosque compound – known to Jews as Temple Mount”.
The first two interviewees are presented as Khaled Husseini “who saw the attack” and medical first responder Aaron Adler. No intervention is heard from the presenter when Husseini says:
“…in the middle of the street there were some soldiers and settlers waiting to cross the street…”…
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