Mystery Land

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on April 21, 2010

“UN Chief Says Gaza Suffering Under Israeli Blockade,” reads the BBC Web headline. The story starts out the way you’d expect:

The UN chief has said Israel’s blockade of Gaza is causing “unacceptable suffering,” during a Middle East visit to reinvigorate the peace process.

Ban Ki-moon told Gazans that “we stand with you” as he visited an area damaged by Israel’s offensive 14 months ago.

His visit to the region comes amid tension over Israel’s plans to build more settlements in East Jerusalem.

But if you slog through the story, you come to this, in the 10th paragraph:

Among a list of criticisms of the blockade by Israel and Egypt, Mr. Ban said the blockade was counter-productive as it prevented legitimate commerce and encouraged smuggling and extremism.

Egypt? Where the heck is this Egypt? The BBC buried the lead: Apparently there are two Jewish states!

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