‘Looking brain-washed’, added BBC’s Jerusalem correspondent Paula Goering, to the words of one single Israel businessman released by the Hizbullah in an arranged exchange with the Israeli authorities. BBC could not stomach that the released Israeli prisoner should say publicly on the world TV networks: ‘I was treated fairly’. An apparently positive comment on
This is how the poison of local BBC correspondents gets exposed to the international viewers, especially in the case of those with Zionist sympathies and Jewish connections seem to be ever ready to misuse their freedom of speech to contribute to Israeli propaganda against Arab resistance to Israel. This bit of comments about ‘brainwash’ by the BBC correspondent were edited out in the earlier edition of BBC news, but were restored later in later telecasts. The question arises: how a BBC correspondent is so technically qualified to make out on the spot, if the prisoner was brainwashed to say good words for his captors, when for Israel and some at BBC, Hizbullah cannot by definition be able to do any good in the world, even if for their own constituency, Hizbullah is defending the rights of Arabs under constant attacks by the Israel.
Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai
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