‘BBC’ ranks third, after Iran and Hamas, on Wiesenthal Centre ‘top 10’ antisemitism list

December 28, 2021 by JNS
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The BBC placed No. 3 on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s “Global Anti-Semitism Top 10” list for 2021, after Iran and Hamas, the UK Daily Mail reported.

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“People might assume we would put neo-Nazi groups on our list, but the BBC is there because when a globally recognized organization allows antisemitism to creep into its reporting, it makes it all the more insidious and dangerous,” Wiesenthal Centre founder and president Rabbi Marvin Hier told the U.K. newspaper’s The Mail on Sunday.

“People around the world trust the BBC and rely on it for truthful reporting of world events,” he added.

Hier pointed to the British outlet’s reportage on an incident last month, during Chanukah, in which a group of Jewish teens on a bus in London’s Oxford Street were assaulted by men chanting anti-Israel slogans.

“The BBC falsely reported that a victim on the bus used an anti-Muslim slur. But what was heard on tape was a distressed Jewish man speaking in Hebrew appealing for help,” said Hier.

Another example Hier cited was that of a video tweeted by BBC producer Alaa Daraghme with the caption: “An Israeli settler ramming a Palestinian man near the Lions’ Gate.”

“In fact,” said Hier, “the car drove on to the pavement after an attempt by Palestinians to lynch the Jewish driver who lost control of the vehicle.”

According to The Mail on Sunday, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s “Top 10” list, which is being released on Tuesday, also includes “social media giants”’ (for allowing hate to spread online) and Unilever, owner of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, whose board boycotted eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

“Antisemitism is abhorrent,” a BBC spokesman told The Mail on Sunday, saying that the news corporation “strives to serve the Jewish community and all communities across [Britain], fairly with accurate and impartial reporting.”



4 Responses to “‘BBC’ ranks third, after Iran and Hamas, on Wiesenthal Centre ‘top 10’ antisemitism list”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Before the great Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal died he said his work was largely complete, mainly because the Nazis criminals were mostly dead. Shortly after others used his name as largely a propaganda tool of the right wingers in the Israel lobby. BBC criticism of Israel is honest reporting. its not anti Semitism, that some right wing fanatics may not like to hear but that democracy and free speech that still exists in same countries like the UK.

  2. nathan says:

    BBC, New york Times Washington post The Guardian have became a source of lies and their creativity is the concious propagation of false news. and this goes for the liberal and progressist media in general

  3. P Humphreys says:

    At last – the truth is coming out. We haven’t trusted the BBC for 10 years. All news is slanted and edited for their narrative. Sad it used to be the best in the world!!

  4. Eion Isaac says:

    Not Sure that this is accurate .
    BBC did a strong expose of anti-Judaism in the Labour Party with an apology by the British Labour Party and now leader Sir Keith Stamer .
    As if there are No Q’Anon like Neo Nazi Parties in the World

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