Michael Shuval, "BBC News producer in Israel and the West Bank", tweeted the following last night:
Netanyahu must choose: Stable right wing coalition w no intl legitimacy or unstable moderate gov that could prevent further isolation.
— Michael Shuval (@MichaelShuval) March 17, 2015
That struck me as somewhat dubious, impartiality-wise. And others agreed:
@MichaelShuval @YishaiFleisher Who decides what's legitimate? You mean popular with foreign govts Unpopular overseas does not = illegitimate
— Dov (@Dov67) March 17, 2015
@MichaelShuval Interesting "neutrality" being shown by @BBCArabic @UKMediaWatch
— Tim Simmons (@timsimmons_1) March 17, 2015
@MichaelShuval hilarious how the BBC is in denial that the right wing bloc has won, so now you want to scare Israel into a role for the left
— Dada (@gabsdada) March 17, 2015
@MichaelShuval @benjihyer I don't think any gvt formed in a liberal democracy, especially one with PR, lacks international legitimacy
— Poseidon (@JGodsi) March 17, 2015
@MichaelShuval I voted against Bibi & wanted Centre-Left gov. However a Right coalition IS legitimate. Typical BBC bias.
— Simonjg1971 (@simonjg1971) March 18, 2015