Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Does CBC Radio think Israel has been occupied since 1948?

In response to a recent CBC Radio interview in which a Palestinian representative to Canada made a number of questionable statements left unchallenged by the CBC interviewer, FSWC sent the following letter of concern to the CBC. Early Warning will let our readers know as soon as we receive a response.

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) would like to register its concern about a recent interview on CBC Radio.
CBC Radio's 'The Current' broadcast an interview on Monday, September 26, 2011 of Linda Sobeh Ali, the Charge d'Affaires of the Palestinian delegation to Canada, in which she was allowed, unchallenged, to make a number of outrageous assertions, including that Israel has been "occupying" Palestinian land since 1948, the year of Israel's independence. In effect, that claim makes it clear that the Palestinian representative accords no legitimacy to Israel as a nation. Her comments belie the Palestinian leadership's stated aspirations for a two-state solution. This deception on the part of the Palestinian leadership is also revealed by its ongoing refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state or to engage in peace talks unless conditions favourable to them are pre-arranged. We believe the lionization of suicide bombers, terrorists and child murderers and continued incitement to violence in the official Palestinian media provide further illustration of the actual intent of the Palestinian Authority's leadership.

CLICK HERE to read the full letter to the CBC

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