Wednesday, May 4, 2016

UK: BBC presenter blames Israel for antisemitism

In the April 30th edition of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme, presenter Justin Webb blamed Israel several times for current-day antisemitism.

It seems to me that the 'root cause' of the modern problem, are people like Webb, who do not even realize that this is antisemitism par excellence

Via BBC Watch:
With no attempt to conform to standards of impartiality, Webb then appears to imply that Israelis are responsible for contemporary European antisemitism:

Others suggest that the illegal settlement building on Palestinian land is the root cause of the modern problem. So how does it all look from the perspective of Israel – and the Palestinians? Our Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen is in Jerusalem and I asked him first what the generally accepted difference was between antisemitism and anti-Zionism.”


Webb then once again floats the notion that Israel is to blame for antisemitism.

So when you come to modern times and to the existence of the State of Israel and the way that Israel is…set up, is it fair to say that there are things about Israel that fuel…err…well all of those things – both anti-Zionism and antisemitism?

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