Cassini, I can answer your last question with a "sorta yes"
I also think the BBC is "demonizing" Israel, not that it shouldn't be criticized. But it's being criticized for completely wrong things.
I have friends and family of good teachers of mine (I was always close with my teachers), who are over there.
It's pretty hard to not throw a stone back when every week some mall or resturant blows up.
I mean come on here we are in America, and kids these days after high school go and rush off to the mall to hang out, and pick up babes so they can do
immoral acts at too young an age.
No one in the rest of the world RESPECTS their freedoms anymore, they all become immoral and disrespect it.
While in Israel it's all "Let's hang out at the mall and hope we don't get our legs blown off".
I also have a palestinian friend who's living down the street, he left about 40 years ago, and will vouch that the Israelis didn't "kick him out".