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April 21, 2005

"If You are Anti-Israel, You Will Get an Award"

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Israeli officials expressed dismay this week that BBC reporter Orla Guerin, who has come under sharp attack for what some perceive as an anti-Israeli bias in her coverage, will receive an MBE honor from the British government for "outstanding service to broadcasting."

Guerin's anti-Israeli reporting has prompted a number of complaints, including from Israeli lawmaker Natan Sharanksy, who stated that "It is very sad that something as important as anti-Semitism is not taken into consideration" by those who awarded Guerin with the prize.


Another Israeli official told the Jerusalem Post: "It seems if you are anti-Israel, you will get an award."

The BBC's long history of anti-Israeli reporting has led Israel to sever ties with the media giant, though the relationship has since improved.

Posted by GI at April 21, 2005 05:10 PM