BBC report on Ukraine refugees omits Israel information

h/t NC

A report headlined “How many refugees have fled Ukraine and where are they going?” was published on the BBC News website’s ‘World’ page on the morning of March 3rd and has been updated several times since then.

Under the sub-heading “Which countries are Ukraine’s refugees fleeing to?” readers are informed that:

“Refugees are crossing to neighbouring countries to the west, such as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Moldova. Smaller numbers have gone to Russia and Belarus. […]

Almost 90,000 people have moved on from these countries to others in Europe.”

Readers also find a section headed “What help are countries providing?” followed by another titled “How is the UK helping Ukrainian refugees?”.

Nearly a week before that article was published, the Jewish Agency had announced the opening of immigration processing stations in four countries bordering Ukraine in order to assist Ukrainian Jews wishing to relocate to Israel.

““The Jewish Agency is also standing by to immediately increase [the number of] these stations, as needed,” it said.

The organization said it was also preparing to temporarily house prospective Ukrainian immigrants in Poland, Moldova, Romania and Hungary as they await transport to Israel, with funding from “The Jewish Federations of North America, Keren Hayesod and other donors from around the world.”

Many thousands of people have already contacted the organization about immigrating to Israel in the past few days amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a Jewish Agency official told The Times of Israel…”

Some 200,000 people in Ukraine are eligible for immigration to Israel according to officials and those arriving in the country will be recognised as refugees fleeing a war zone and hence entitled to a government grant.

Some two thousand people have already made their way to Israel and three flights carrying new immigrants from Ukraine, including 100 orphans, are due to arrive on March 6th.

“Hundreds of Ukrainian Jews fleeing the ongoing war will land in Israel at the beginning of next week, the Jewish Agency for Israel said Wednesday.

The refugees will immigrate to Israel on three separate flights, leaving from Poland, Moldova and Romania.

They will reach Israel on Sunday. […]

“[Ministry of Immigration and Absorption] teams will provide each immigrant with an extended benefits package and will arrange temporary housing in hotels across the country,” the Jewish Agency said.”

Notably, the BBC’s report on refugees from Ukraine and where they are going does not provide worldwide audiences with any information about the Israeli aspect of that story. 

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3 Comments

  1. says: Grimey

    BBC Middle East “service” would not lower itself to report on how Jews are faring in the R/U war – after all “Jews” is not a subject that the BBC ever reports on -except to slag them off to the world.

  2. says: Mikep2

    Are these the same British Bastards that refused to honor their legal obligation under the Mandate for Palestine to “facilitate close settlement to the land” by Jews? (Mandate For Palestine – Article 6)

    Are these the same British Bastards who knew about the WWII extermination camps as early as 1942 and refused to publicize the information or bomb the railroad tracks being used to bring millions of Jews to be slaughtered?

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