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Should Journalists Be Suspended Over Anti-Israel Posts?

Should Journalists Be Suspended Over Anti-Israel Posts?

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The BBC finds itself in hot water as calls to suspend two of its journalists, Soha Ibrahim and Marie-Jose Al Azzi, gain traction. These reporters stand accused of “liking” social media videos celebrating Hamas’s Oct. 7 terror attack and writing anti-Israel posts.

John Mann, the UK’s independent adviser on antisemitism, stated that any journalist who likes overtly racist content is not credible. Nicola Richards, a Tory MP and officer for the Conservative Friends of Israel, joined the chorus demanding the public broadcaster suspend the two reporters during its internal investigation.

Ibrahim and Al Azzi recently penned an article alleging Israeli soldiers beat and humiliated doctors during a raid at Nasser Hospital in Gaza last month. This report led to international condemnation of Israel and prompted the UK Foreign Office to call for a “full explanation and investigation” from the Israeli government.

However, it has been revealed that Ibrahim “liked” videos of people celebrating the Oct. 7 attacks by Palestinian Hamas terrorists against Israel. Al Azzi, on the other hand, described Israel as a “terrorist apartheid state” in a since-deleted post from 2018.

BBC executives are investigating whether the two breached the network’s social media guidelines, but they still stand by their report of alleged Israeli abuses. Critics argue that these instances reveal institutional anti-Israel bias and racism against Jews within the BBC.

Former BBC Director of Television Danny Cohen accused the company of not taking anti-Jewish racism as seriously as other forms of racism.

Despite this, BBC executives reject the suggestion that they are biased against Israel, stating that they are dedicated to providing impartial reporting for audiences in the UK and across the world.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Mark Smith

    March 25, 2024 at 8:32 pm

    the People in Palestine Started this war now they don’t want any part of it? Rally well they should have thought about that before they allowed the terrorists to move into their neighborhoods

    • Suzy-Q

      March 28, 2024 at 9:25 am

      You are so right!

  2. Carol Stevens

    March 27, 2024 at 8:23 pm

    whatever happened to freedom of speech, smdh

    • Suzy-Q

      March 28, 2024 at 9:22 am

      It’s the UK, remember, we broke away from England! smdh!

    • Denise

      April 2, 2024 at 2:48 pm

      right?!?

  3. John Ketchum

    March 27, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    I advocate adhering to the US Constitution including the Bill of Rights, which contains Amendments 1 and 5. The former protects freedom of speech and of the press while the latter protects property rights. Consequently, I oppose government interference with the freedom of speech of journalists and commentators and with the property rights of owners of media outlets. I believe only the owners of the media can rightfully decide whether to suspend their employees or not. However, I don’t side with the Palestinians against the people of Israel,

    • Suzy-Q

      March 28, 2024 at 9:26 am

      It’s the UK, we broke away from England, remember?

  4. Jerry C.

    March 28, 2024 at 3:18 am

    It’s England: they don’t have rights under the U.S. Constitution. The UK government hasn’t called for their firing. The BBC is investigating their actions with an eye towards whether or not said actions damage their, and the network’s, credibility and perception of fair & unbiased reporting. How is this an issue here?

    • Suzy-Q

      March 28, 2024 at 9:24 am

      You are 100% spot on! The other shmucks commenting didn’t read the article, or they just don’t have a clue.

  5. Daryl Leonard

    March 28, 2024 at 11:57 am

    What are people thinking? Everyone is up in arms about censorship, and you want people fired because YOU don’t like what their opinions are! That is moronic!
    Think about what you are asking here people. What if it was fire them for supporting Israel?
    I support Israel and I support free speech! Get your heads out of your collective butts. You cannot have it both ways!

    Daryl Leonard

  6. Gwen

    April 22, 2024 at 6:04 pm

    Journalists are to report the news in an unbiased manner not skew the news.

  7. prentice h dawkins

    April 29, 2024 at 3:36 am

    Religious fanaticsm Wilful ignorance There is no difference between the two only the words themselves.

  8. Tim Kuehl

    May 22, 2024 at 8:37 am

    Suspending journalists over anti Israel posts is censorship, the same kind as those suspended over pro Trump posts, posting about the shame J6 trials, fake numbers of COVID deaths, the COVID scams themselves or those who in any way question the 2020 election results.

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