Delegitimising Israel by Delegitimising Scripture
In 2002 the BBC’s execrably biased-against-Israel Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen, though neither historian, theologian nor archaeologist, was trotted out to present an Al Beeb documentary on Moses,who of course was the great Lawgiver of the Jewish People.
Bowen was true to his and Al Beeb’s agenda-laden form.
He loftily pronounced the biblical account of Moses and the Exodus to be “a fanciful tale … the stuff of fairy tales”.
“If the Hebrews were never in Egypt then perhaps the whole epic was fiction, made up to give the Jewish people a history and a destiny,” he declared. And he scoffingly dismissed what he called “the religious justification of the State of Israel” – Moses’ “burning bush” encounter with the Almighty.