It seems like only yesterday I was blogging about the BBC’s lack of interest in the Arabic-speaking media’s outpouring of antisemitic bile.
Well, today there’s a breakthrough!
Don’t get too excited though. It’s buried in an article about the fires currently raging in northern Israel. In the penultimate paragraph to be precise.
“Meanwhile, the Arabic-language hashtag #Israel_on_fire began trending, with the majority of tweets expressing pleasure over the outbreak.”
I was about to joke that it will be featured on BBC Trending soon. The joke’s on me. It is. The lighthearted, almost jocular tone of the piece gives the impression that BBC Trending doesn’t take it very seriously
Some of the gloating tweeters are saying it’s retribution for this.