Australian ABC Radio National’s Counterpoint program broadcast on June 19 featured an interview with Professor Amin Saikal, the Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University.
According to the program’s synopsis:
It’s 50 years since the six day war in the Middle East and the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
Some say the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians will never be solved – a pretty grim forecast
We hear from from one of Australia’s leading Arab and Islamic scholars on the issue.
Fair enough. ABC is perfectly entitled to present the Six-Day War from an Arab perspective (and it states that an Israeli perspective will be featured in next week’s edition). But ABC is not entitled to abandon all pretense to objectivity or neutrality on its own part.
This is the title and summary of the program as presented online and in an accompanying image caption:
Read the full report by Simon Plosker from Honest Reporting.