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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.


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...

August 1, 2017 11:19 am

BBC Promotes Equivalence Between Violent Rioters and Terror Victims

Listeners to BBC Radio 4’s "Today" program last week heard two reports on consecutive days relating to Palestinian rioting that was ostensibly in reaction to security...

July 21, 2017 12:14 pm

BBC Ignores French President’s Comparisons Between Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism

At the July 16th event in Paris marking the 75th anniversary of the deportation of French Jews to Auschwitz, the French president made a significant statement: French president Emmanuel Macron...

June 29, 2017 11:18 am

BBC Continues to Whitewash Hamas, Human Shields and War Crimes in Gaza

BBC Radio 4’s series "Our Man in the Middle East" continued on June 16th, with episode 15 -- titled “Missiles and the Ballot Box.” The episode was devoted to...

May 23, 2017 4:01 pm

BBC’s ‘Man in the Middle East’ Spouts Tired Jerusalem Lies

On May 18, listeners of BBC Radio 4 heard the fourth part in Jeremy Bowen’s series of programs entitled, "Our Man in the Middle East." "Jerusalem," the latest episode,...

May 18, 2017 3:21 pm

UK Paper Corrects Egregious Errors on Gaza Reporting

Earlier this week, we noted that the Telegraph had published an article by Tom Rowley titled, “Meet the Palestinian family who have tended the graves of our...

May 17, 2017 4:45 pm

Reviewing a BBC News ‘Six-Day War’ Backgrounder

Fifty years ago, the build-up of events that led to the Six-Day War had already begun. After 14 Palestinian terror attacks had been carried out with Syrian support since April...

April 6, 2017 6:36 am

BBC’s Mideast Editor Suggests Syria Chemical Attack Tied to Israel

The day after a chemical weapons attack in Syria that shocked the world, a BBC official charged with making news from the Middle East “more comprehensive or comprehensible for...

March 29, 2017 6:33 am

BBC Bashes Friedman, But Can’t Even Get His Name Right

On the evening of March 23, BBC News was able to tell its international audiences that the newly confirmed US ambassador to Israel was “controversial,” “right-wing,” “pro-settlement,”...

October 14, 2016 6:27 am

On Terror Attacks, the BBC Has Different Headlines for Different Audiences

Although it failed to accurately describe an October 9 attack in Jerusalem as terrorism, the BBC did make it clear to its English-language audiences that the perpetrator...

September 15, 2016 5:08 am

The BBC’s Long Delayed — and Seriously Flawed — Coverage of Palestinian Elections

On September 8, the BBC News website produced its first article dedicated to the topic of the municipal elections that were supposed to have taken place...


George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming:...

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Alan Dershowitz on Israel at 70: ‘A Light Unto the World’ - Ahead of Israel’s 70th birthday in May, longtime Harvard University Law professor, attorney and author Alan Dershowitz announced that...

Taylor Force’s Father Becomes an Advocate for ‘Right Vs. Wrong’ - Stuart Force never imagined that he would spend his retirement traveling across...

Taylor Force Act Hits Snag in Senate, as Pro-Israel Groups Urge Passage - Amid never-ending speculation over the release of President Donald Trump’s anticipated Israeli-Palestinian...


Taylor Force Act Represents ‘180-Degree’ Turn in US Stance on P...

The leading private advocate of pending US legislation that sanctions the Palestinian Authority for financially incentivizing terrorism pronounced himself "very satisfied" on...

Middle East

Gaza Security Official: Main Suspect in Attack on Palestinian PM Dead After...

The main suspect in last week's attempted assassination of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah died of his wounds after a gun...