Arch-Zionist gets top BBC strategy job

Arch-Zionist gets top BBC strategy job


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The incoming director-general of the BBC, Tony Hall, has put a notorious Zionist apologist, James Purnell, in charge of strategy at the corporation.

By Nureddin Sabir
Editor, Redress Information & Analysis

Mr Hall is due to take up his job as BBC boss on 2 April.

He replaces George Entwistle, who resigned last November following the controversy over a report broadcast on BBC television’s “Newsnight” programme which falsely implicated Tory financier Lord McAlpine in the North Wales child abuse scandal.

James Purnell, currently a senior producer at programme makers Rare Day and adviser to business consultants BCG, served as secretary of state for culture in Gordon Brown’s Labour government.

James Purnell landed a £295000-a-year job at the BBC. Drinking it all in … new BBC director of strategy and digital, James Purnell. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

In his new post at the BBC, he will be in charge of the corporation’s policy, strategy, digital services, public affairs, communications, marketing and audience research – in other words, pretty much everything that matters in the BBC.

That is why anyone who cares about fair and objective reporting of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict should be gravely concerned, for Mr Purnell has a rock-solid record as a stooge of Israel.

Israel lobby background

From 2002 to 2004 James Purnell served as chairman of Labour Friends of Israel – heading a Zionist lobby group, it would seem, is a prerequisite for high office in Britain.

In December 2002 he paid a week-long visit to Israel, courtesy of Labour Friends of Israel. Upon his return to Britain he embarked upon an Israeli propaganda campaign aimed at persuading the British public that black is white and white is black – i.e. that the Palestinian victims of the Israeli occupation are in fact the aggressors and that the Israeli occupiers, colonizers and oppressors of the Palestinians are, perversely, the innocent victims of the Palestinians.

Here is an example, published in the Guardian newspaper, in which he describes the apartheid wall almost as an angelic act of peace and benevolence:

From Britain, the wall looks like a land grab by the Israeli right – but from inside Israel (from the green line), it looks like a doveish move, which recognizes the legitimacy of two states, and seeks a less bloody way of controlling terrorism.

Mr Purnell is also on record describing critics of Israel as closet anti-Semites. In a letter published in Prospect magazine in December 2004, he said:

… As the (non-Jewish) chairman of Labour Friends of Israel for the last two years, I have been shocked by the occasional demonization of Israel that I’ve encountered. Israel’s government makes mistakes. So do the leaders of the Palestinians. But some people are trying to turn Israel into a global villain, the new pariah regime to take the place of apartheid-era South Africa.

I find it hard to reconcile that image to the reality on the ground – Israel is a democracy, suffering terrorist attacks, surrounded by countries that don’t recognize its existence, the victim of well-funded terrorist organizations that preach anti-Semitic hate. The Palestinians deserve a viable state, and are suffering real poverty and hardship. There is suffering on both sides-neither can solve this problem without the other.

So when some people talk as if Israel is entirely to blame, I ask why. The only answer I can find is that there is something deep in our cultural memory that makes us disposed to blame Jews. That tendency was put in its box by the holocaust. But today it re-emerges-occasionally, but persistently. I would call it passive, or unexamined, anti-Semitism.

Readers will find Mr Purnell’s equating of Palestinian and Israeli suffering bizarre and offensive, to put it politely. As Stuart Littlewood points out:

For the benefit of those who prattle about terror killings, here is the score. In the 12 years since the first Intifada (September 2000) up to the end of September 2012 Israel killed 6,550 Palestinians in their homeland. Of these, 1,335 were children. Over the same period Palestinians killed 590 Israelis in their homeland, including 85 children. This is a kill-ratio of 11 to 1. When it comes to children the Israelis are even more proficient, achieving a kill-ratio of nearly 16 to 1.

These figures, which come from the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, don’t even take account of the slaughter perpetrated by Israel during its terror attacks on Gaza in November 2012.

Continuing BBC bias

The BBC’s history of bias towards Israel is well documented, and the reasons for this bias have long been the subject of serious academic studies, the best known of which is Greg Philo’s and Mike Berry’s More Bad News from Israel. In fact, an independent report commissioned by the BBC’s own governing body concluded in 2006 that BBC coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “does not consistently constitute a full and fair account of the conflict but rather, in important respects, presents an incomplete and in that sense misleading picture”.

The appointment of arch-Zionist James Purnell to the BBC’s top policy and strategy job will make sure that it stays that way.



  1. The disease spreads. Can you believe that a person who has uttered such drivel and so misrepresented the real facts,  can hold any responsible job, anywhere.


    However, he has earned his Zionist stripes and Cameron has risen to the demands of the Jews of London, thick on the ground and because of the ability they have developed in dealing with weak and corruptible politicians, they now have an  inordinate influence where it counts, politics, media and  finance.  


    One can now expect that Jane Corbin, the reporter on the disgraceful BBC report on the Mavi Marmara will be rewarded for her subservience to the Israeli line after this event, a stain forever on the BBC and its honesty and integrity. James Purnell will add to this record. The Zionists are depending on him   This, then, is the modus operandi of the Zionists.  


    Own the leader of the country and the foreign affairs Minister. This they have done in the UK, Cameron and Hague, Tweededum  and Tweedledee, getting their orders straight from the Zionists. And doesn’t it show. They are both the part of the marketing team for the holocaust sideshow, kept alive by their support and subservience to the Israeli continuing guilt program, now 67 years old.


    Has there even been anything in history so designed to squeeze every drop of guilt from the world as has this ever present plague on the once democratic United Kingdom….and almost every other country where their tentacles have reached.  


    In Australia, yes, a microcosm of the UK, but in some ways, even more so. Here we have perhaps the most feckless Prime MInister in the history of this country, 224 years old. Here we see theBBC  equivalent under the control of a PM appointment,  named James Spigelman and the ABC corridors are peppered with fellow travellers and sycophants. It is reflected in everything that the ABC does. Bias, program choices, and on.  


    But it doesn’t stop there. Contracts for Israel, Israeli drones, a multi million contract, Command Systems ($300 million), Ministerial appointments based on Jewish connections, Attorney General, Foreign Affairs committees, Defence Materiel, consultants in Education, Indigenous Affairs, all this from a Prime Minister named Gillard, herself about to see a major legal action instigated against her questionable past activities.  


    So if you feel seriously disappointed by the subservient actions by Cameron / Hague duo, remember that this cancer is rampant, wherever politicians can be brought and sold, blackmailed and corrupted, commonplace throughout the world.  


    Just look at the world’s #1 country (on their reckoning only), the US. Bogged down by Jewish owned Senators deciding if they will approve the appointment of a new Defence Secretary, nominated by the President  of the USA. It is worthy of a comedy show if it wasn’t so deadly and  serious. And behind the scenes, the Jews form AIPAC, the default government of the US plan  their dirty deeds.   Has been the case for years. So the English  are not alone.

  2. Is he child rapist also?  bbc has 100 cases of pedohilia on their property grounds going back 60 years now.   it should be renamed Pbc

  3. Purnell voted very strongly  for the Iraq war and very strongly against an investigation into it. That tells us what a hopeless strategist the guy is. And his twisted grasp of reality in the Holy Land tells us he's not fit for high office.

  4. Sweet of them to defer his appointment from the first, to the second of April! I share the general gloom on this whole deal, but am slightly puzzled by the reference at the start of the article to 'Lord Macalpine' having been "falsely implicated in the North Wales child abuse scandal."
    The thing is, I did watch that Newsnight programme in its entirety, and never heard Lord Macalpine's name being mentioned. 

  5. Brings to mind Mr. W. Churchill’s
    “Never was so much owed by so many to so few “..or in the Machiavellian ‘jew’ stratagem ..”Never have so many been manipulated by so few”.. ! Well the facts imply that jews have, since time immemorial, been, shall we say, received “unfavorably” by “non-jews or to use jews terminology “gentiles” ..Why..? One might inquire. Obviously there must be more than a casual answer {reason} for so great an animosity, so prolonged and deep seated this “Enmity”..rabbinic statements in regard to gentiles are quite harsh..Suffering frequent persecutions in both the Christian and Muslim worlds due to their machinations, the Jews, ironically, inevitably developed totally unjustifiable negative stereotypes of non-Jews which was reflected in particularistic laws, attitudes, writings, and practices. Certain perhaps written and, worse, unwritten laws were meant to minimize, if not eliminate, social intermingling, for this was regarded as endangering the Jews’ spiritual life, in accordance with the biblical warning (Deut. 20:18), “lest they (gentiles) lead you into doing abhorrent things.” ” lest the divine blood be contaminated”!

    Thus if one objectively examines the historical “Pattern” something rather disconcerting is “afoot” not unlike Hitlers initial cancerous evolution and we all know what that germ culminated into.

    Big question = How can such a threatening phenomenon remain “hidden
    right there in plain sight” ? Enter the human psyche! Until it, this unhealthy subversion, is alluded to, had a name put to it, recognized..As it were, it goes unnoticed. Ah but they’re cunning these “saboteurs”.. Yes folks the game is rigged
    they’ve created an atmosphere in which any allusion to their negative machinations
    is immediately condemned as (Git Dis) “anti-semitism” and thus immediately denounced and viciously crushed. Thus even the slightest allusion to a “jewish conspiracy of sorts” is simply, immediately, swept under the carpet as absurd and because this jew cancer is so subtle and most are so busy with their own lives the cancer keeps creeping unnoticed until…..not unlike Hitler it’s in control. Hopefully I’m wrong and people will wake up before it’s too late but I wouldn’t bank on it. And like the the ole adage goes.. “people deserve the leadership they get!” Do I blame the jews?
    No more than I blame Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Sadam or Gadafi.. just another for power and domination..what’s new? …………… Paul Harvey…………….Good day!

  6. And by the way why does the good ole
    US of A give more in foreign aid to Israel than all other countries combined?

    Fact: Isra?l has the latest in military “might” from the good ole US of A
    (helicopters, missiles, radar, training et al)
    Palestine with antiquated defenses.. hardly a fair fight.. N’est-ce pas……..