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Israel map raises questions about BBC impartiality – The Electronic Intifada (blog)

The BBC has confessed to delivering a deceptive guide of Israel in which Jerusalem is incorporated, the involved West Bank is added to Jordan and Gaza does not exist anymore. This is not the first run through the BBC have utilized maps that were not exact, maps that mirror Israel’s perspective of land possession in the locale. Also, in 2010, a Top Apparatus Center East extraordinary utilized maps of the area which had Israel set apart on them, not the West Bank or Gaza, regardless of that the projects three moderators crashed into Bethlehem, a city in the West Bank.

Key Takeaways:

  • The BBC has admitted to producing a misleading map of Israel in which Jerusalem is included, the occupied West Bank is annexed to Jordan and Gaza no longer exists.
  • BBC claimed this was a simplified map aiming only to show the rough geographical locations (not the political aspects) of the sites the Hairy Bikers were visiting.
  • Maps are not innocuous. They are tools of power, used by states to assert territorial rights often over native peoples.

“The BBC has admitted to producing a misleading map of Israel in which Jerusalem is included, the occupied West Bank is annexed to Jordan and Gaza no longer exists.”

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/amena-saleem/israel-map-raises-questions-about-bbc-impartiality