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October 07, 2007

Ex-BBC Journalist at Home on Iranian TV

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Tim Llewellyn, a former Middle East correspondent for the BBC who has criticized his ex-employer for not taking a sufficiently pro-Palestinian stance, has found a post more suited to his liking -- Iran's Press TV.

He now hosts the Press TV program "Middle East Today."

As noted previously in Snapshots, documentaries by the Iranian satellite network include "AMIA," which purports to prove that Israel played a role in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center, an act of terror for which Iran itself is responsible.

In a 2005 interview with Electronic Intifada, Llewellyn openly identified with the Palestinian cause and excoriated BBC:

It doesn't tell the story: Which is that the Palestinians are occupied and are fighting for independence in the same way that practically every other developing country was fighting for independence in the 30 years after the Second World War ... The very fact that there is an occupation is a provocation.

Presumably, on "Middle East Today" Llewellyn will have the opportunity to "explain properly" suicide bombings, something he hinted he was never able to do on BBC:

Quite often people that carry out these acts are people who have suffered at the hands of the Israeli occupation in the most ghastly circumstances. But we don't hear that side of the story, certainly not in the BBC's or ITV's main news bulletin.

Posted by TS at October 7, 2007 07:08 AM


Poor old Tim Llewellyn - he must feel badly done to, so it shows how far the BBC has been infected by anti-Israel Muslim apologists!

Saying that the BBC is too pro-Israel is rather like saying that Hitler was too kind to the Jews!

Posted by: Arik Yacobi at October 9, 2007 09:48 AM

He's got to be kidding. Let him "explain properly" all the suicide bombings, all by young muslim men,ALL OVER THE WORLD...THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ISRAEL.

Was it Clinton who said that the bottom line in the middle east is...if the arabs put down their guns we would have peace and if the Israelis put down their guns they would be annihilated.??"

Posted by: Anonymous at October 30, 2007 03:32 PM

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