“’I simply don’t see how I or in fact any Jew who has any pride in that name can be associated with the BBC”

THE FORWARD
I quit the BBC after 30 years because of antisemitism
by Rabbi YY Rubinstein
January 4, 2022

The reason I finally threw in the towel was because of the BBC’s coverage of an incident that occurred on Nov. 29, 2021 at London’s busiest shopping center, Oxford Street. On Hanukkah, a group of Chabad-affiliated teenagers left their tour bus and danced on the sidewalk in celebration of the holiday. They were quickly surrounded by a group of men who threatened them, screaming antisemitic abuse at them. The attackers gave Nazi salutes, howled “F*** the Jews” and attacked the tour bus after they fled back inside, kicking and spitting on it. The footage is ugly. The kids were terrified. When the BBC first reported the story, they alleged that the Jewish kids had shouted an anti-Muslim slur at their attackers. Numerous forensic experts who listened to the recording said that this claim was a complete lie. READ MORE

DAILY MAIL Jewish broadcaster resigns from BBC over ‘inexcusable’ anti-Semitism after corporation wrongly blamed Jewish victims for Oxford Street bus attack A Jewish BBC broadcaster has resigned after the corporation’s coverage of an anti-Semitic attack wrongly accused the victims of making offensive Muslim slurs. Rabbi YY Rubinstein, a contributor to BBC programmes including Good Morning Sunday and the Thought For The Day, quit via a letter…The letter said: ‘The current crisis over anti-Semitism at the Corporation and its attempts to turn the victims of the recent anti-Semitic attack on Jewish children in London and claim that the victims were actually the perpetrators, was and is inexcusable. The obfuscation, denial that followed, was and is utterly damning.

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