Tidbits of Arabic News translated into English

Friday, August 1, 2014

Live from the UN: Palestine and Israel

Yesterday, the BBC Arabic aired the live statement of the Palestinian ambassador to the UN. I walked into the hall, and could see through a doorway another TV open to Al Arabiya, which was also showing the live briefing.

Then today, we were watching a little bit of Al Arabiya after the 72-hour humanitarian truce collapsed. They showed many pictures of injured Palestinian children and their upset parents, and along the bottom of the screen they had a news reel that mentioned the number of dead Israeli soldiers. I'm not entirely sure, but I think they mostly put the cause of the collapse of the humanitarian truce on Hamas.

Then I looked in briefly on the BBC Arabic again. Their top story was about Palestine, but then they also talked about fighting in Tunisia/Libya, and a pair of auctioned Mohamed-Ali boxing gloves that sold for almost half a million dollars.

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