Wow. As Twitchy reported, sirens are going off in Tel Aviv as rockets are launched in the area. The BBC tweeted that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel.
Twitter users were quick to correct and call out the BBC.
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) November 15, 2012
— Sam Mellits (@SamMellits) November 15, 2012
@bbcworld Are you actually retarded, Tel Aviv is not the Israeli capital
— Sam Morris (@sam473) November 15, 2012
@bbcworld love the way you got tel aviv in there.Whether you like it or not Jerusalem is our capital, eternal & undivided.GET OVER IT!
— David (@Dov67) November 14, 2012
“Every country [and noncountry] participating in the London 2012 games has been given a page on your website with background information about the country, including mention of the capital city. Every country [and non-country], except Israel,” wrote Netanyahu’s spokesman Mark Regev. “Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel, and accordingly we respectfully request the immediate rectification of this matter.”
Israel’s Olympic athletes have also slammed the BBC for hedging on the issue of Israel’s true capital city. The team produced a video last week in which they made it clear that Israel’s capital was the city of Jerusalem.
Update: They also won’t use the word terrorist, apparently. Note the use of “militants.”
@bbcworld They are terrorists, not militants. And Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, not Tel-Aviv.
— Roman (@thezub) November 15, 2012