Tuvia Book
Author, educator, Tour-Guide, artist

Why the BBC refuses to call terrorism ‘terrorism’ when it come to Israel

Why won’t the BBC use the “T” word to describe those evil barbarians who shoot thousands of unguided missiles at (Israeli) civilian population centers, who behead (Jewish) babies, rape (Jewish) women and girls, who murder, kidnap, and torture (Jewish) civilians from children to the elderly (Jewish) Holocaust survivors, who put (Jewish) children in cages, who brutalize and parade murdered Jews in their streets, and destroy (Jewish) communities in the Jewish home land, while recording it all on social media?

According to the inane article on the BBC today, titled “Why the BBC does not call Hamas gunmen terrorists.

It’s simply not the BBC’s job to tell people who to support and who to condemn, says the BBC’s World Affairs editor John Simpson.

The king of England, The prime minister of the UK, the president of America and other world leaders can call the barbaric evil unleashed on innocent Israeli citizens terror. But not the holy BBC, unless…

The victims are not Jewish and the attack isn’t in Israel. When four British citizens were killed by an radical Islamic terrorist in London on March 23, 2017, the headlines and indeed the entire article mentioned “terror” and “terrorist” multiple times. “London attack: Four dead in Westminster terror attack” screamed the headline.  The article went on to declare,

The terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city where people of all nationalities, religions and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy and freedom of speech.

So the article in today’s BBC is simply untrue, as clearly the BBC do use the words “terror” and “terrorist” when the terror attack occurs outside of Israel and the victims are not Israeli or Jews.  Why doesn’t the BBC call a terrorist a terrorist if the attack occurs within Israel, or if the victims are Israelis or Jews?  Why doesn’t the BBC realize that all terror, wherever it happens, from London, to New York, to Sydney, to Cairo, to Israeli towns and kibbutzim stems from the same source, incitement by fanatical militant Islam to go out murder and terrorize “non-believers” in order to establish a pan-Muslim caliphate?  Why does the BBC have double standards in the language it uses to describe terror attacks inside Israel, and to Israelis and Jews?

Could it possible be that…

About the Author
Dr. Tuvia Book was born in London and raised in both the UK and South Africa. After making Aliya at the age of 17 and studying in Yeshiva he volunteered for the IDF, where he served in an elite combat unit. Upon his discharge he completed his BA at Bar-Ilan University, as well as certification in graphic design. He then served as the Information Officer at the Israeli Consulate of Philadelphia, while earning a graduate degree in Jewish Studies. Upon his return to Israel, Dr. Book graduated from a course of study with the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, and is a licensed tour guide. Tuvia has been working in the field of Jewish Education, both formal and informal, for many years. He has guided and taught Jewish students and educators from around the English-speaking world for some of Israel’s premier educational institutions and programs. Tuvia has been guiding groups for Birthright Israel since its inception and, in addition, has lectured throughout North America, Australia, Europe and South Africa. Tuvia served as a Shaliach (emissary) for the Jewish Agency for Israel as the Director of Israel and Zionist Education at the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York (Jewish Education Project). He was a lecturer/educational guide at the Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education (AMIIE) in Israel for a decade. Tuvia has lectured at both Bar Ilan University and Hebrew University. He was a Senior Editor and Teaching Fellow at the Tikvah Fund. He is a research associate at the Hudson Institute. Tuvia is the author and illustrator the internationally acclaimed Israel education curriculum; "For the Sake of Zion; A Curriculum of Israel Studies" (Fifth edition, Koren 2017), and "Moral Dilemmas of the Modern Israeli Soldier" (Rama, 2011) and has a doctorate in Israel Education. His latest book, "Jewish Journeys, The Second Temple Period to the Bar Kokhba Revolt – 536 BCE-136 CE," was published by Koren this year. To order:
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