On March 29, CBC Radio’s Q Program aired a report about Banksy’s “Walled Off Hotel,” where CBC myopically described the raison d’être of the Israeli Security Barrier as a “wall Israel built to keep Palestinians out.”
The CBC’s depiction adopted the Palestinian narrative. In truth, the Security Barrier is meant to keep Palestinian terrorists out, not just ordinary Palestinians. It is not a separation wall or a de facto border, it’s a barrier which is 95% fence which is meant to prevent deadly terror attacks. The 5% walled section is in place to stop Palestinian sniper fire.
HonestReporting Canada communicated our concerns to the CBC calling for corrective action to be undertaken. On June 22, the CBC replied to HRC Executive Director Mike Fegelman acknowledging that it was wrong to refer to the barrier as a “wall Israel built to keep Palestinians out”. Here’s a reply sent from CBC Q’s Executive Producer, Jennifer Moroz (emphasis added):