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According to the BBC, Israel has no capital city
The Commentator ^ | 18 July 2012 at 10am

Posted on 07/20/2012 11:13:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai

On perusing the BBC Sport website, The Commentator was disgusted to see the inherent anti-Israel bias shine through even when it comes to something as trivial as country profiles on their Olympics website.

Every other nation represented on the BBC website has a profile of the country that lists ‘Key Facts’. For instance, Djibouti’s top medal sport is athletics, its population is 879,100 and its capital is Djibouti. In case you were unsure, Iranians are good at wrestling, their capital is Tehran and there are just over 75 million people living there.

But if you’re interested in the state of Israel, you’ll have a hard time obtaining a certain bit of information from the BBC website. Sure, Israel shines at sailing and judo … and it has a population of 7.3 million. But we were interested to know where the BBC placed Israel’s capital.

It seems… nowhere.

Israel is the only country listed, correct at the time of writing, that has no capital according to the BBC. Yet they bestow the honor of having East Jerusalem as a capital on the country of ‘Palestine’.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bbcbias; bbcuk; capital; israel; olympics; palestine; unitedkingdom; waronterror

1 posted on 07/20/2012 11:13:38 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The Brits have always had a dislike for the Jews and anything jewish.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 11:17:34 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: Olog-hai

The One-world corrupt progressives with Saudi retirement plans working at Foggy Bottom, AKA the State Department, considers East Jerusalem the capitol of Palestine and Tel Aviv to be the capitol of Israel. I believe that they do so in contravention to US law.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 11:39:38 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Olog-hai

Say Ta Ta to your British Culture You Limey socialist appeasers....

repeat after Me....”Allah HUa Akbar” Master”


4 posted on 07/20/2012 11:53:47 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: doc1019

Not always, or at least not all of them. Modern Israel would likely not exist without the help of the Brits. See “Balfour Declaration”.


5 posted on 07/21/2012 12:17:51 AM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: doc1019
The Brits have always had a dislike for the Jews and anything jewish.

Yep. All their fineries and aspirations to elegance lay like dog crap at the feet of how they treat Israel.

But what can you expect from pretenders.

Yet it doesn't matter. Britain is already a Muslim caliphate. They've raped their own honor - no one can do them worse than they've done to themselves. In the end, the Muslims will finish them off by slicing off their heads and sh****ng down their necks.

6 posted on 07/21/2012 12:24:29 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: doc1019
How do you explain the Balfour Declaration in that case?

Not all Brits are alike. The BBC is not typical “Brit”.
7 posted on 07/21/2012 12:28:01 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: doc1019
The Brits have always had a dislike for the Jews and anything jewish.

Briefest way to put it is a whole lot of guilt on the part of her majesty's realm. The political segment prevailed when the Empire began to crack, oil was discovered and its use overwhelmed what used to fuel the Empire's commerce, coal. Oil became essential to the Navy, and Britain had none. Persia did. Persia was muslim, and Zion had to go under the bus. Israel knows it. Britain knows it. The world knows it.

Wasn't always that way. In fact, up until the turn of the 20th century, Britain was very supportive of Zionism, and when the strange oil thing happened the Balfour Declaration completed the surrounding of the Jews with millions of koranimals, and Britain and her military left the Jews to fend for themselves. No Aid whatsoever, but the Jews prevailed. Has to be a lot of resentment and guilt there.

8 posted on 07/21/2012 12:59:45 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Olog-hai
They've changed it. Still weaseling, though.

BBC-Israel

9 posted on 07/21/2012 1:05:01 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Ackackadack
Modern Israel would likely not exist without the help of the Brits. See “Balfour Declaration”.

Check your facts, Abdul.
Israel exists IN SPITE of the Balfour Declaration, combined with no military help from the brits PLUS the Brit blockade to prevent badly needed European and Russian Jews from entering Israel.

The mandate of Palestine (there has never been a country of Palestine) was to be divided equally between Jew and Muslim. Israel got less than 15%, as I recall.

With friends like that...

10 posted on 07/21/2012 1:11:59 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911
That’s a comment on how divided Britain was back then, never mind even more so now.

Remember how things were on the side of Chamberlain versus the side of Churchill? Liberal/Marxist/even Nazi-sympathizing streak very strong on that side in those days; that’d be the side that worked against what Balfour was about.
11 posted on 07/21/2012 1:37:00 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What’s the big deal? The US State Department has the same policy.

Check out the US passports of children who have dual US/Israeli citizenship, that were born in Jerusalem.

Mark


12 posted on 07/21/2012 1:49:04 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: doc1019

Rubbish!


13 posted on 07/21/2012 3:04:30 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: MarkL

“Check out the US passports of children who have dual US/Israeli citizenship, that were born in Jerusalem.”

What does it say?


14 posted on 07/21/2012 4:17:13 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: Olog-hai

I am disgusted that you do not list Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol with regards to the 2012 Olympic Games, as a frequent reader of your website, I’m appalled that you would reveal such a blatant bias towards a country that finds itself surrounded by a majority that would love nothing less than to push them further into the sea from the tiny strip of land they call home! Israel is a tiny country surrounded from all sides by a majority that surely hate them, yet, Israel compromises at their own detriment and endures hatred from all sides so as to appease the likes of the BBC and others. However, despite Israel’s tolerance, you still deny them the very capitol they were promised by Almighty God himself, a God which you vehemently deny as evidenced by your refusal to list Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol! I guess your network favors muslims, a majority whose hatred has led to acts of violence without nary a compromise on their part in their mission to destroy a minority who want nothing more than to live in peace with their neighbors! I am ashamed of the BBC, and I will forever see its’ stories through a prism of blatant bias on your part! Sincerely, Bryan Hipple, Tucson, Az. United States of America


15 posted on 07/21/2012 4:57:46 AM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Olog-hai; justiceseeker93; Clintonfatigued; GeronL; fieldmarshaldj; Cincinna; BillyBoy

Bunch of right tossers over at the BBC.


16 posted on 07/21/2012 5:12:47 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Olog-hai
"Yet they bestow the honor of having East Jerusalem as a capital on the country of ‘Palestine’."

What is a "Palestine" ? There is no such country.

17 posted on 07/21/2012 5:34:11 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: MarkL

Right. We must unilaterally endorse the US State Department’s policies, no matter what they are, and no matter whether or not it’s been taken over by leftists. Got it.


18 posted on 07/21/2012 6:02:08 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Whatever the rest of the world recognizes or not this building is located in Jerusalem. You define a national political capital by where the national legislature is located.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 6:04:15 AM PDT by xp38
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.
20 posted on 07/21/2012 11:00:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: doc1019

“The Brits have always had a dislike for the Jews and anything jewish.”

Your broad brush statement is like saying, “Americans are racist.” Jew hate is a European disease for sure, but in the universe of European jew hate, the British are better than most.


21 posted on 07/21/2012 12:30:06 PM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: publius911
In fact, up until the turn of the 20th century, Britain was very supportive of Zionism,

.....and for a long time after that. It tends to be forgotten that until about 1970 the state of Israel was hugely popular among idealistic British young people, and working as a volunteer on a kibbutz was a favourite summer vacation activity for British students. At another level, ther were also very close ties between the then ruling Labour parties of the two countries. Although much has changed since, Britain remains one of the least anti-semitic of European countries.

22 posted on 07/21/2012 1:28:05 PM PDT by Winniesboy
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To: Olog-hai

When it finally comes time to do unto the Paliscum as they’ve been trying to do unto Israel, the BBC taking a few dozen missile hits would make a very good “starting gun” type signal.

But, sadly enough, there’s no real difference between the BBC, any western continental European news agency or any of our own msm brands favored by the Domestic Enemy.


23 posted on 07/21/2012 5:02:00 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: varyouga
“Check out the US passports of children who have dual US/Israeli citizenship, that were born in Jerusalem.”

What does it say?

No country of birth is listed, just "Jerusalem."

Children of US citizens born in Taiwan have their country of birth listed as "Taiwan," not "China." Imagine the uproar if the US state department decided to change it to "China."

Mark

24 posted on 07/21/2012 8:28:58 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Olog-hai
Right. We must unilaterally endorse the US State Department’s policies, no matter what they are, and no matter whether or not it’s been taken over by leftists. Got it.

My point is that a well known anti-Israel news organization doesn't recognize Israel's legitimacy and her right to decide her own capital, and people throw a fit. At the same time, it's the official policy of the US government.

And it stinks!

Mark

25 posted on 07/21/2012 8:32:04 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Olog-hai
Doesn't matter what the BBC thinks, or anyone else for that matter.

What matters is what G-d thinks.

5.56mm

26 posted on 07/21/2012 8:39:02 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: doc1019

Rubbish.
Utter rubbish.


27 posted on 07/25/2012 1:39:45 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: LtKerst

The Limeys have a Conservative-heavy govt and the British Prime Minister is a Tory. You have a hardleft President.

Kindly clean up your own pigsty first before you pass comment on others.


28 posted on 07/25/2012 1:43:22 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Talisker

The vast majority of the British public either support Israel or to be blunt dont care about it or any of the ‘Middle Eastern problem’. 40+ years of the PLO, Munich, Intafadas have brought contempt and boredom towards the issues. So most Brits may be ‘callous’ towards Israel and the ME, but it is from boredom of the issue, NOT any anti-israeli/anti-semitic bent.

As others have pointed out, there is no history of antisemitism in Scotland, NI or Wales. And English antisemitism have been relegated historically to the upper class or the knuckle dragging end of the working class.

The British have NEVER been an antisemitic or an anti-israeli people (even after the events of 1944-48). Many of Britain’s greatest and most admired/beloved businesses, businessmen, writers, entertainers are openly Jewish and always have been.

Frankly, there is probably more of a history of antisemitism in America than in the UK.

And Jewish politicians have been far more open than in the US, from Disraeli to today. Conservative and liberal. We had a Prime Minister of Jewish descent when you had Dred Scott. And our current PM is of (Portuguese) Jewish descent.
And the Labour leader (Milliband) is of substantial Jewish descent.

Where’s YOUR Jewish President?. Or VP?. You cant even elect a woman yet!.

The British have time and time again REJECTED the naked antisemites, be it Mosley and his blackshirts in the 1930’s OR the BNP today.

Those who oppose Israel in the UK, the hardleft, the pro-Palestine groups, the commentators who attack Israel, are in fact a minority, most of whose screeds against Israel get ignored.

Dont think that because a minority in the UK shouts very loudly that they speak for the British people.


29 posted on 07/25/2012 1:56:59 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Talisker

‘But what can you expect from pretenders.

Yet it doesn’t matter. Britain is already a Muslim caliphate. They’ve raped their own honor - no one can do them worse than they’ve done to themselves. In the end, the Muslims will finish them off by slicing off their heads and sh****ng down their necks.’

1—What do you mean by pretenders?.
2- 96% of the UK is NOT Muslim.

The American ignorance of modern Britain is pitiful.


30 posted on 07/25/2012 1:58:41 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: publius911

Britain sent aid to Israel until 1999.

And the only military action taken by British forces in 1948 was to DEFEND an Israeli airbase against an Arab attack.


31 posted on 07/25/2012 2:00:52 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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