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January 26, 2015

European Jews' Latest Offence? Being the Target of Anti-Semitism Old and New

For some at the BBC, there is a clear discomfort with talking about about European anti-Semitism — at least when the result is dead Jews, whether in 2015 or in 1940s.

Tim Willcox recently stunned viewers when, immediately after the murder of four Jews in a French kosher market, he took issue with a French woman's call for open acknowledgment that Jews are being targeted, countering that "Many critics of Israel’s policy would suggest that the Palestinians suffer hugely at Jewish hands as well." In other words, French Jews don't deserve to be acknowledged as targets if some people are offended by Jews thousands of miles away. (Willcox later apologized on Twitter "for any offence caused by a poorly phrased question," though he has yet to apologize to his television audience.)

This Jewish problem, though, seems to extend beyond Jews daring to speak out about contemporary anti-Jewish murders. Seems it's time that they shut up about the Holocaust, too. Yesterday morning, a BBC program focused on "moral, ethical and religious debates" asked its audience the following:

Our one big question this morning: Is the time coming to lay the Holocaust to rest? #BBCTBQ

— The Big Questions (@bbcbigquestions) January 25, 2015

Posted by GI at January 26, 2015 02:49 PM


Under no circumstances should this be 'PUT TO BED'it is sacrilege to even suggeest that, and SHAME ON YOU FOR EVEN ENTERTAINING SUCH A THOUGHT.Let me guess the 2nd world war hever happened either, give me a break and shame onn you.

Posted by: chris at January 26, 2015 11:47 PM

Shame on BBC
Let It Rest????
Can't believe it what a bunch of criminals
Shame on you!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous at January 27, 2015 03:15 PM

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