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Hadar Sela is the Managing Editor of BBC Watch - an affiliate of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA). Her work has appeared at The Propagandist Magazine, Harry's Place, The Commentator and the MERIA journal among others.


February 8, 2019 4:23 pm

BBC Ignores Important Developments on Ethiopian Jews in Israel

Nearly five years ago, a filmed report titled “Ethiopia’s Jewish community divided“ was broadcast on BBC World News television and promoted on the Middle East and Africa...

December 12, 2018 8:26 am

The BBC’s Spotty Coverage of Terrorism in Israel: November 2018

The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks during November 2018 shows that throughout the month, a total of 645 incidents took place: 106 in Judea...

November 27, 2018 9:37 am

The BBC Fails to Address Airbnb’s Anti-Israel Hypocrisy

Despite having already published a report on exactly the same story late the previous evening, on the morning of November 20 the BBC News website...

November 20, 2018 7:58 am

The BBC’s Absurd Idea of ‘Context’ on Hamas Rocket Attacks Against Israel

The lead item in the November 13th edition of the BBC World Service radio program OS -- formerly Outside Source -- was described in its synopsis...

November 14, 2018 11:14 am

Why Is the BBC Still Ignoring Palestinian Torture?

As regular readers may recall, the BBC has been ignoring an unusual story unfolding in Israeli courts for well over a year: "BBC News ignores...

October 26, 2018 12:52 pm

BBC Uses Music Story to Promote Anti-Israel Propaganda

The October 22 afternoon edition of the BBC World Service radio program "Newshour" included an item (from 0:48:58 here) introduced by presenter Razia Iqbal as follows: [emphasis...

August 30, 2018 8:58 am

BBC Tries to Erase Hamas’ Role in ‘Great Return March’ Violence

On August 28, a filmed report titled “Bullet shatters Palestinian cyclist’s Asian Games dream” was posted on the BBC News website’s "Middle East" page. According...

August 20, 2018 3:23 pm

BBC Listeners Hear More ‘Contextualization’ of Corbyn Wreath-Laying

In previous posts, BBC Watch has noted how BBC coverage of the Jeremy Corbyn wreath-laying story has failed to include background information relating to the claim promoted by the...

July 24, 2018 11:28 am

The BBC Promotes What It Previously Called ‘Conspiracy Theories’ to Smear Israel

On the morning of July 22, the IDF announced the completion of the overnight evacuation of 800 Syrian "White Helmets" personnel and their families from...

June 20, 2018 6:43 am

Once Again, the BBC Misleads on Gaza Violence

Recently, BBC Watch demonstrated how a backgrounder on Jerusalem produced by the BBC World Service’s BBC Minute misled its target audience of “young people” on the 1949 armistice...

March 5, 2018 1:56 pm

Once Again, the Media Whitewashes Anti-Israel Discrimination

On February 28, an article titled “Iran wrestling officials resign over Israel competition ban” appeared on the BBC News website’s Middle East page and on...

September 14, 2017 3:22 pm

Gaza Electricity Crisis Highlights BBC’s Anti-Israel Bias

When some residents of the Gaza Strip took to the streets last winter to protest their inadequate electricity supply, the BBC website produced two written reports on...

September 7, 2017 11:41 am

The BBC Claims ‘Sketchy’ Evidence of PA Terror Rewards

In January 2007, the BBC News website published a backgrounder titled “Analysis: Palestinian suicide attacks." More than a decade later, that item (which was apparently prompted...

August 15, 2017 4:53 pm

Filling in the Blanks in BBC Reports on Hamas, Qatar and Iran

While early BBC News website coverage of the rift between Qatar and several other Arab states did clarify that one of Saudi Arabia’s demands was...


Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...


Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program? - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...


Poll Reveals One Third of British Voters Believe Labour Party Leader Jeremy...

A new poll has revealed that a third of British voters believe controversial Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is an...


El Al Now Offers Wi-Fi on Israel-North America Flights

CTech - Israel’s national airline El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. now offers in-flight Wi-Fi services in trans-Atlantic flights to North America, the company announced Sunday. In July, El Al officially...

Middle East

Syria’s Assad: United States Will Sell Out Those Relying on It

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday the United States would not protect those depending on it, in reference to Kurdish fighters who control much of the north. "We say to...