Israel has a rough road to hoe when friendly nations like England put out distorted programs creating history to suit themselves and to salve Muslim's ideas and goals. We've had a few programs about Israel ourselves on CNN that were more than disappointing. Yet it's a station I've been watching a lot during the Haitian earthquake because they've been doing the best job. One criticism I have of them is that they only mentioned Israel's aid in about a 5 second segment. They could have done more. NBC did better yesterday. Even good stations can do sloppy and slanted programs and cause much more harm than they help. Israel may be one of the smallest nations in the world, but gets more reporters than anyone.
BBC has created a 30 minute program called "Panorama" where they have interpreted international law themselves which dissolves any connection Jews have to Jerusalem, especially before 1948.
"The only time that the eastern part of Jerusalem was exclusively Arab was between 1949 and 1967, and that was because Jordan occupied the area and forcibly expelled all the Jews." This is from Historian Michael Bard, someone I know is accurate.
When listening and reading historical books, one has to be aware of the authorship and what goals the author may have. So much can be distorted. I doubt if they have ever read "From Time Immemorial" the origins of the Arab-Jewish conflict over Palestine by Joan Peters. She was a reporter who was researching to defend Palestinian Arabs and came across so much information to the contrary that her book backs the claims of Jews in Israel completely. She's not the only researcher, either. I beg people in England and the United States to read and investigate on their own and be aware of authors. Read Victor Sharpe's Politicide book I and book II, which will soon come out.