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June 16, 2013

BBC Watch Prompts Correction on Golan Site

BBC Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, has prompted a correction of a BBC caption (below) which had erroneously identified a tourist lookout in the Golan Heights as a military base.

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In response to BBC Watch's communication with editors, BBC fixed the caption (below):

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A few weeks ago, the International Herald Tribune corrected the identical error after CAMERA staff contacted editors.

June 17 Update: A reader named Avril comments below:

looks like a military post to me...since when do tourist aim guns from there? The BBC is a disgrace if it bows to Zionist pressures and lies such as this. Same picture, same soldiers, not a tourist in sight...do you think we are all stupid?

The "soldier" aiming the gun is a metal statue, as is clearly demonstrated in the following image.

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Israelis youth play with a metal cutout of a soldier on an old army outpost on Mount Bental in the Golan Heights, Israel, July 27, 2012. Israelis and tourists are visiting the sight to look into Syria from Mount Bental. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that he could use chemical weapons if Syria is attacked by an external force. UPI/Debbie Hill

Avril, I will be visiting the tourist lookout next week. In honor of you, I will pose with the "soldier," whom, I guarantee you, will still be aiming his gun exactly as he is in the photo above. Yes, Zionist soldiers are that good.

June 30 Update, For Avril

Avril: I have returned from my visit to the Golan Heights and have confirmed that the Zionist "soldier" is still holding steady, with his gun at the ready in the very same position. That's me standing with him. (Photo by Zionist co-conspirator Gilead Ini)

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Posted by TS at June 16, 2013 07:02 AM

Comments

looks like a military post to me...since when do tourist aim guns from there?
The BBC is a disgrace if it bows to Zionist pressures and lies such as this. Same picture, same soldiers, not a tourist in sight...do you think we are all stupid?

Posted by: Avril at June 16, 2013 09:35 AM

Avril, you should really do your homework before railing about "Zionist pressures" and "lies." The "soldier" aiming a gun is a statue. See the blog update.

Posted by: TS at June 17, 2013 05:37 AM

I like the reply to Avril's comment, about the "soldier" aiming a gun at the "military post". It could also have been pointed out that although 4 people there are in army uniforms, that doesn't mean they are not tourists. Soldiers can look around and be "tourists", like anyone else. Unlike here, or in the UK, armed, uniformed soldiers, are a common sight in Israel. When off duty, they are required to keep their weapons with them, even at the beach. (See the famous photo of the female soldier in a bikini.)

Posted by: Deborah at June 20, 2013 01:01 PM

If the photographer of the CNN clip turns around, they will be pointing at the Café Anan (Cloud Café) where tourists buy their tea and Cokes. Been there, done that.

Posted by: Roistacher at June 20, 2013 07:35 PM

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