Not in those words, but their press office has decided to stop assisting the BBC in any way, is going to impose visa restrictions upon BBC reporters, and will not provide the BBC with opportunities to interview Israeli politicians.
This row has been brewing for some time, but the final straw was the BBC's decision to broadcast an outrageously offensive and one-sided program about Israel's suspected weapons programs, including an unsubstantiated claim that Israel used chemical weapons on Palestinians in 2001. (Israel categorically denies the claim.)
Read the full story in the Kansas City Star.
posted on June 30, 2003 01:50 AM
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