Hey BBC What Size Are All These Countries?

See update below.

Following up on my discovery yesterday that the BBC Sport website is once again singling out the Jewish state for special negative treatement (the classic definition of antisemitism or Jew hatred as I prefer to call it), I sent them a complaint. Again. Number 3 actually.

I have complained twice about this web page giving details related to Israel and my country’s participation in the Olympics.

You now list the size of Israel but include a strange qualification as to where the figure comes from and which territory it includes. I do not see you qualifying this for any other country in the world where boundary disputes put the size in some doubt.

Why do you single out the Jewish state for special negative treatment? Treating Jews negatively & differently is the definition of antisemitism (I prefer the term Jew hatred).

Please consider the following:
Does the BBC note whether the Russian figures include the Kuril Islands?
Does it note whether Pakistani and Indian figures include parts of Kashmir?
Does it note whether Indian figures include Lathitila?
Does it note whether Armenian figures include Nagorno-Karabakh?
Does it note whether Chinese figures include Aksai Chin or Taiwan?
Does it note whether Serbian figures include Kosovo?
Does it note whether UK figures include Gibraltar, the Falkland islands and Chagos archipelago?
Does it note whether Georgian figures include Abkhazia?
Does it note whether Moroccan figures include the Western Sahara?
Does it note whether Ethiopian figures include Badme?
Does it note whether Cypriot figures include Turkish Cyprus?

I await their response with interest. I wonder if this time they’ll directly blame my complaint on a shadowy cabal of evil Zionists?

Update for some who aren’t quite seeing the problem:

None of this has anything to do with the relative sizes of any of these places. It’s that THE ONLY BORDER DISPUTE IN THE WHOLE WORLD that BBC Sport knows about is the one involving THE ONLY JEWISH state in the world.

Almost every Arab and Muslim country has a dispute with its own Arab or Muslim neighbours. Many millions of people have been killed over these (India Pakistan Bangladesh for example). All the BBC can single out is little tiny Israel. That is special negative treatment for Jews.

That is a problem. That is the point.


Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.

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