Tuesday, November 11, 2014

UK: BBC says "Jewish lobby" pressuring Labour to support Israel

Apparently, if you're Jewish and have money, you're part of that all-powerful Jewish lobby.  If you're not Jewish and have money, you're just a rich donor.

Campaigners against antisemitism have attacked reaction to a Sunday newspaper story which suggested Jewish donors were abandoning Labour over Ed Miliband’s stance on the Gaza conflict. 
A BBC News review of the discussed the article and referring to a “Jewish lobby”. Presenter Tim Willcox went on to claim, unprompted, that prominent British Jews would not want to pay the so-called mansion tax.

Gideon Falter, chairman of the Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “The idea that a wealthy Jewish lobby uses money to manipulate political policy is a centuries-old antisemitic trope.

“The BBC’s unchallenged promotion of this slur is a shocking example of what many Jews feel is institutional antisemitism by the broadcaster.

“Many people have contacted us to express their outrage. The BBC claimed that the ‘Jewish lobby’ is thwarting a ‘principled’ foreign policy position, but there is no factual basis for this accusation.

More: Jewish Chronicle

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