Top British Rabbi: No Cure for Antisemitism at BBC

Top British Rabbi: No Cure for Antisemitism at BBC


A top British rabbi resigned from the BBC after 30 years last week, citing the broadcaster’s incurable antisemitism.

Rabbi YY Rubinstein, who freelanced for BBC World Service and numerous other news programs, wrote in an oped piece in the Forward that the broadcaster had been intolerably “infected with the cancer of antisemitism.”

“There is a well-documented culture of low-grade antisemitism that is present throughout the entire organization,” he wrote.

Rubinstein said “something in me simply snapped” over the BBC’s skewed reporting of an incident in which Jewish schoolchildren were threatened by anti-Semitic hooligans giving Nazi salutes.

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“When the BBC first reported the story, they alleged that the Jewish kids had shouted an anti-Muslim slur at their attackers. Numerous forensic experts who listened to the

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