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Jerusalem - Trump's Son Slams BBC Headline Over Jerusalem Stabbing

Published on: June 18, 2017 01:01 AM
By: Jerusalem Post
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Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to reproach the BBC after the British news channel released what the premier deemed to be a biased report describing Friday’s terror attack, which resulted in the death of a 23-year-old border policewoman.

The original report was titled: “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem,” a headline that omitted the fact that the three perpetrators, who operated in two different scenes, were neutralized after they attempted to assault Israeli policemen and killed Staff Sgt. Maj. Hadas Malka.

Another notable figure who criticized the BBC for its misleading headline was US President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., who took to Twitter himself to lambast the station for the article they published. “You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death… right? This is as close to being misleading as possible,” he charged.

Netanyahu had reportedly requested that Yuval Rotem, the Director General of the MFA, as well as the Israeli Embassy in London, both act to have the BBC acknowledge that the headline misrepresented the details of the attack and change it.

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According to the MFA, prompted by the ministry’s request, the BBC has since changed the headline of the article.

The current headline now reads: “Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem.”

The tweet that the media outlet published on its official handle and which linked to the article with its previous headline has since been removed.

This is not the first time Israel lashes out at the BBC for what it says is a biased coverage of the conflict.

Last year, the head of Israel’s Government Press Office issued a warning to the BBC in reaction to the station’s coverage of a different Jerusalem terror attack that claimed the lives of two Israelis. The headline the BBC used to describe the attack was “Palestinian shot dead after Jerusalem attack kills two.” The channel later changed its headline to: “Jerusalem: Palestinian kills two Israelis in Old City.”



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 Jun 18, 2017 at 07:55 AM Anonymous Says:

BBC retracted the headline and replaced it with a more reasonable one.

Looks like the President is making a difference around the world.

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 Jun 18, 2017 at 08:40 AM Educated Archy Says:

Anyone surprised ? This so classic of the news media . And hey it's not fake. Didn't three Palestinians die? It's "facts" . But it's very twisted facts and it's message is clear . Yet we still have frum never trumpiots and progressives like yonasonw that fall for the fake news tactics of the failing nyt and left media.
So sad

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 Jun 18, 2017 at 10:19 AM Eddie30 Says:

BBC=Biased Before Credibility

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 Jun 18, 2017 at 11:07 AM Esther Says:

G-d bless the Trumps. Emes in a fake world.

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 Jun 18, 2017 at 12:17 PM yamsar Says:

Reply to #4  
Esther Says:

G-d bless the Trumps. Emes in a fake world.

Because The Trumps are beacons of emes?

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 Jun 18, 2017 at 02:16 PM savtat Says:

Baron did good! His tweets are clearer than his father's. And, he's keeping up with the news.

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 Jun 18, 2017 at 02:40 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
yamsar Says:

Because The Trumps are beacons of emes?

Compared to all other politicians - yes.

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 Jun 19, 2017 at 03:22 AM Jew Lover Arab Hater Says:

Barach dain emes may Hashem avenge her blood!!!

Kol hakavod to Trump Jr, this is why I voted for the Trumps. Did anyone see baraks kids stand up for the truth & for Israel? Of course not!!! After all the arabs are the innocent ones in their eyes!!!

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