The lack of humanising detail in BBC reports about Israeli victims of terrorist attacks is something that's often been noted before.
The BBC online report on today's drive-by killings in Jerusalem, for example, is typical in describing the victims as "an Israeli pedestrian/60-year-old woman" and "a policeman", and going no further than that.
In contrast, ITV's online report goes beyond "a police officer and a pedestrian" and names the victims as "Levana Malihi, a 60-year-old grandmother, and police sergeant Yosef Kirma, 29".
Humanizing Jews is Zionism. If it's not in the BBC Style Guide now, it soon will be.ReplyDelete