Anti-BBC Israeli-British Lawyer Considered for Top Prize
The Israeli lawyer from Great Britain who has been waging a decade-long struggle to prove the
Kippah-wearing Trevor Asserson, who made Aliyah to Israel several years ago in the midst of his campaign, has published seven reports detailing
His Jerusalem-based law firm, Asserson Law Offices, has reached the final round in the contest for annual excellence prizes run by The Law Society of England & Wales. The winners will be announced in ten days’ time in London.
“I think that the
In 2001, Asserson asked a British student to record all reports of the Middle East conflict and analyze them, in the belief that a government-funded news organization has an obligation to be truly fair and balanced. He explained that he deliberately took a very left-wing student because he “wanted to be absolutely sure that this student would be pushing me to prove that what I was doing was fair... I found that when the
Middle East Bureau Chief Jeremy Bowen
Asserson's most recent study, which he presented at the Ariel Conference on Law and Mass Media earlier this year, focused on Jeremy Bowen, head of the
As an example, Asserson told Globes, "A soldier in the IDF spokesperson's unit told me that during an inspection of humanitarian aid going into Gaza, they found night vision equipment that was meant to help Hamas see IDF soldiers. It was hidden among the food. They called Bowen and said to him, 'Look, that's why Israel is suspicious of the humanitarian aid.' He refused to broadcast it. He said there was no story. There can be no explanation for that other than that he is biased."