Last week Buckingham Palace stated: “A free, responsible and open press is vital to a healthy democracy. However, too often overblown and unfounded claims from unnamed sources are presented as facts and it is disappointing when anyone, including the BBC, gives them credibility.”
The context of this quote was relating to a BBC documentary about the royal princes, not Israel, but the observation couldn’t be more true if applied to the BBC’s track record of bias against Israel. So far thousands of CUFI supporters have written to the UK’s Secretary of State and MPs to raise their concern about the BBC’s misreporting, which is often inaccurate, emotionally charged and irresponsible, and can lead to increased anti-Semitism.
If you live in the UK, please take a few moments to send an email using our automated form with suggested wording. It literally only takes a few minutes.
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Colonel Richard Kemp, former commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, recently stated, “The BBC is responsible for inciting hatred against Israel — not just in Britain but globally. Its agenda helps to ensure continued aggression against the Jewish State; fuels violence by Hamas and other terrorist groups; feeds the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement; encourages distorted condemnation of Israel by human rights groups and international bodies; and provides material to be exploited by activist university professors and students.
“All of this not only seriously harms the reputation of the State of Israel and stimulates antisemitism around the world, it also worsens the suffering of Palestinians by uncritical coverage of the leadership that is responsible for their plight.”
He concludes, “There is little likelihood, without firm intervention by the British government, that the BBC will relinquish its leadership of the global anti-Israel movement that has contributed to so much suffering, misery and bloodshed. “
UK licence payers should not be used to fund a public organisation that has partial views. Please take a few moments to email the government using the suggested wording in our automated form (the letter can be edited). A copy will be sent to your MP.
“The BBC is responsible for inciting hatred against Israel”
– Col. Richard Kemp
As a supporter of CUFI, please contact the UK’s Secretary of State and your MP to raise your concern.
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