Sunday 16 June 2019

Of course

If ever a news story was bound to 'trigger' the BBC it's surely got to be Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu unveiling a new settlement on the Golan Heights named in honour of Donald Trump.

The BBC News website report this evening went through the usual pretences but its language, inevitably, betrayed it:
Israel seized the Golan from Syria in 1967 and annexed the territory in 1981. Aside from the US, the move has not been recognised elsewhere in the world.

Political opponents of the scheme have also noted that, legally, no new localities can be established before Israel's elections in September.
On the first paragraph, where's the context? On the second paragraph, isn't "noted" a loadedly approving word? 

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