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BBC Claimed Egyptian Yom Kippur War Was ‘Pre-Emptive Arab Attack’

No Arab in his right mind could claim Egypt launched the Yom Kippur War as a pre-emptive” attack, but leave it to the BBC to come up with the unbelievable idea and believe it could get away with it.
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Egyptian artillery conduct a barrage during the Yom Kippur War.

Egyptian artillery conduct a barrage during the Yom Kippur War.
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The BBC has backed down from its characterization of Syria and Egypt’s 1973 attack against Israel as being “preemptive.”

The adjective appeared on the British Broadcasting Corp.’s Learning Zone, a platform designed to offer historical information to students, and was removed Tuesday following questions by JTA.

“During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Egypt and Syria acted preemptively against Israel at the Suez Canal,” the website read.

BBC’s ethics guide defines a preemptive strike as “military action taken by a country in response to a threat from another country — the purpose of it is to stop the threatening country from carrying out its threat.”

Asked by JTA whether BBC had indications that Israel had threatened or planned to attack its Arab neighbors 40 years ago, BBC’s head of communications, Claire Rainford, wrote  in an email on Monday that the producers of Learning Zone “have reviewed the copy and decided to remove the word preemptive.”

The false characterization was featured in an article by the critical website BBC Watch.

According to Learning Zone, the information on the website was provided by the Israeli historian Benny Morris, who has written extensively about Israel’s culpability in the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem, as well as British journalist Robert Fisk and linguist Noam Chomsky — both harsh critics of Israel who have likened the country’s practices to apartheid in South Africa.

The text on Learning Zone now reads: “During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Egypt and Syria acted against Israel at the Suez Canal.”

Rainford did not reply to  JTA’s question on whether the BBC had indications that Syria, which mounted a surprise attack in the Golan timed to coincide with the Egyptian advance, also acted against Israel at the Suez.

For the record, following is a very short section of a much longer account of events leading up to the war, as published by Wikipedia:

“In an interview published in Newsweek (April 9, 1973), President Sadat…threatened war with Israel. Several times during 1973, Arab forces conducted large-scale exercises that put the Israeli military on the highest level of alert, only to be recalled a few days later. The Israeli leadership already believed that if an attack took place, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) could repel it.

“Almost a full year before the war, in an October 24, 1972, meeting with his Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Sadat declared his intention to go to war with Israel even without proper Soviet support. Planning had begun in 1971 and was conducted in absolute secrecy—even the upper-echelon commanders were not told of war plans until less than a week prior to the attack, and the soldiers were not told until a few hours beforehand. The plan to attack Israel in concert with Syria was code-named Operation Badr (Arabic for “full moon”), after the Battle of Badr, in which Muslims under Muhammad defeated the Quraish tribe of Mecca.”

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8 Responses to “BBC Claimed Egyptian Yom Kippur War Was ‘Pre-Emptive Arab Attack’”

  1. Lennie Muir says:

    this coming from them means nothing. their own soldiers can not even walk down their own streets in uniform because of their fear of muslims and they want to say anything to anyone. they have already lost the battle and don’t even know that they were under attack. laugh at the bbc

  2. Lennie Muir says:

    this coming from them means nothing. their own soldiers can not even walk down their own streets in uniform because of their fear of muslims and they want to say anything to anyone. they have already lost the battle and don’t even know that they were under attack. laugh at the bbc

  3. Lennie Muir says:

    this coming from them means nothing. their own soldiers can not even walk down their own streets in uniform because of their fear of muslims and they want to say anything to anyone. they have already lost the battle and don’t even know that they were under attack. laugh at the bbc

  4. I’ve been hearing this silly kind of crap all week, Egypt defeated Israel, blah, blah, blah.

  5. I’ve been hearing this silly kind of crap all week, Egypt defeated Israel, blah, blah, blah.

  6. Shemayah Shiloh Phillips says:

    I’ve been hearing this silly kind of crap all week, Egypt defeated Israel, blah, blah, blah.

  7. Yechiel Baum says:

    It is time for the bbc to fabricate fairy takles about other places.

    Start with England's invasion of the Falklands, Ireland, Scotland and all of the commonwealths. How about their protesting that all land under English sovernity belongs to the queen who rents it out for 100 years and then it reverts back to the royal family. Obviously the bbc reports what the landlord wants them to stay as a puppet.

  8. MarkusBrajtman says:

    Who are the directors of BBC?
    How many Muslims are on the board?
    Is BBC being paid by the Arab states?
    Time for the British Jewish Board to act and sue the BBC to stop their false reporting

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