The BBC’s missing fact

The BBC news website contains a breaking story at the moment which I reproduce in its entirety below:

Israel rejects nuclear conference

Page last updated at 16:37 GMT, Saturday, 29 May 2010 17:37 UK

Israel says it will not take part in a conference aimed at achieving a nuclear-arms free Middle East, proposed at a UN meeting in New York.

Signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) – including Iran – backed plans to meet in 2012.

In a document agreed at the talks, Israel was singled out for criticism.

Israel, which has not signed the NPT, dismissed the document as “deeply flawed” and “hypocritical”.

“It ignores the realities of the Middle East and the real threats facing the region and the entire world,” the Israeli government said in a statement issued in Canada, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting.

“Given the distorted nature of this resolution, Israel will not be able to take part in its implementation.”

Note that the story claims that Israel was ‘singled out for criticism’ in the UN document, but that it does not say what for. Could the UN criticism be something to do with the fact that Israel is the Middle East’s only nation with nuclear weapon capability?

Let’s hope the BBC website editorial team manage to update this important story which is currently missing a rather basic fact.

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