"Spooks" and the Jews: The BBC crosses a red line
The BBC has just aired a special two-part episode of the hit television series "Spooks" in which the villains -- a team of terrorists -- turn out to be agents of the Israeli government.
In the episode, the Israelis (who are Mossad agents) pose as Al Qa'eda terrorists, and seize control of a Saudi Arabian building in London, taking hostages, several of whom they murder in cold blood. One of their confederates, a British agent whose Israeli wife was killed in a terrorist blast in Tel-Aviv years before, stabs to death a female, blonde MI5 officer who suspected that he was helping terrorists.
Israeli agent posing as Al Qa'eda terrorist tells MI5 agent Ros, "You're next" (to be shot).
In scenes in which the top MI5 boss, Harry, confronts his Mossad counterpart in London, it is made clear that this is no "rogue" outfit, but an official (albeit deniable) Mossad operation.
Now, I don't know if anyone else has a problem with this, but a couple of things come to mind.
First of all, Israel has never carried out an operation of this kind. Not in London, not anywhere.
It is unimaginable that an Israeli government would do such a thing.
Previous episodes of "Spooks" have focussed on Arab terrorists, so presumably someone decided that for balance, Israelis would also have to be shown as insane, sadistic murderers.
In a sense, it is not surprising that this sort of thing comes from the BBC, whose anti-Israel bias is well-documented.
This is all scary enough, considering the recent report of a Parliamentary committee which discussed the rise of anti-Semitism in Britain. This show will do little to help combat that.
Furthermore, one wonders how Muslims in Britain and abroad will see these episodes.
Clearly if Israelis can pretend to be Al Qa'eda terrorists and carry out an attack like this, maybe in real life they do similar things?
Maybe it really was the Mossad behind 9/11, or 7/7?
With this episode of "Spooks," the BBC has crossed a red line, and one hopes that the Jewish community and all those who want to combat anti-Semitism will raise hell over this.