Tuesday, March 4, 2014

UK: Actress severs ties with The Oldie for its “drip-drip of antisemitic, anti-Jewish, anti-Israel material”

Actress Maureen Lipman has severed her professional links with The Oldie magazine, claiming she will no longer tolerate its monthly “drip-drip of antisemitic, anti-Jewish, anti-Israel material”. 
Ms Lipman is a long-time contributor to the magazine, which was set up 21 years ago by former Private Eye editor Richard Ingrams. She is also a regular judge at its Oldie Of The Year Awards.

But following an article published in its March issue, in which travel writer Dervla Murphy described Hebron as a ghost town left ravaged by the shooting of Palestinians by American-Israeli Baruch Goldstein in 1994, Ms Lipman accused Mr Ingrams of “anti-Zionist bias”.

The Oldie response: "Well, the BBC may feel itself obliged to give what they call a balanced view, but we’re not under any obligation of that kind."

More: TheJC, via CFCA

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