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BBC attacked over 'provocative' George Galloway Question Time appearance

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2015

The BBC has been attacked for its decision to invite anti-Israel MP George Galloway to appear on a Question Time panel in Finchley, north-west London.

Mr Galloway, who refuses to debate with Israelis, will be part of the programme filmed in the parliamentary constituency with the country’s largest Jewish population next week.

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BBC avoids calling Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists'

By Rosa Doherty, January 26, 2015

A senior BBC executive has revealed that the corporation avoids using the term ‘terrorist’ to describe the Islamists who carried out the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.

Tarik Kafala, head of the BBC Arabic Service, said the term “terrorist” was too “loaded” for reporters to use when describing the two men who killed 12 people in the attack on the French magazine.

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Police investigate hate tweets aimed at Lord Sugar

By Sandy Rashty, January 14, 2015

British Jewish businessman Lord Sugar has contacted the police after being trolled with antisemitic messages over the weekend.

The BBC Apprentice boss, a supporter of the Jewish Care charity, was called “you old Jewish c***” on Twitter.

Lord Sugar, 67, reported the incident to the police.

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Danny Cohen is wrong. Britain is a wonderful home for Jews

By Shimon Cohen, January 6, 2015

As a public relations man, my job is to take a long hard look at a business, organisation, country or situation and find the positive in it. Then it’s a matter of encouraging others to focus on the positives that define the entity in question rather than the negatives which damage it. Of course, managing the negatives is also of vital importance, but focusing on negatives? Never a good idea.

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Cohen speaks out

December 23, 2014

The concern expressed by Danny Cohen over the future for Jews in UK is all the more powerful for coming from a man who is not known for expressing his views on anything except culture, and who rarely makes public reference to his Judaism. Mr Cohen referred in his remarks in Jerusalem to the litany of antisemitic attacks and incidents over the past year with which we are all too familiar.

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BBC boss Danny Cohen says rise in hate places future of Jews in UK in doubt

By Naomi Firsht, December 22, 2014

One of The BBC’s most senior executives has questioned the long-term future of British Jewry in the light of rising antisemitism.

Danny Cohen, director of BBC Television, said: “I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the past 12 months.

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The Apprentice is back, will we have a winner?

By Sandy Rashty, October 14, 2014

A Maccabi league footballer and a teenage business prodigy are among the 20 candidates vying to win The Apprentice.

As the BBC's reality show kicks off its 10th series this week, Daniel Lassman and Ella Jade Bitton will be hoping to take home the prize of £250,000 worth of investment and a chance to co-own a company with host Lord Sugar.

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Two Jewish entrepreneurs to compete on The Apprentice

By Sandy Rashty, October 7, 2014

Lord Sugar is back for the tenth series of The Apprentice – and two Jewish contestants are hoping to win the BBC’s business-themed reality TV show.

Former JC reporter Daniel Lassman, 27, and Ella Jade Bitton, 23, are among 20 candidates hoping to take home the prize of £250,000 worth of investment.

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BBC announce programmes to mark Auschwitz liberation 70th anniversary

By Sandy Rashty, October 5, 2014

The BBC is to broadcast a special series of programmes to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz next year, the corporation has announced.

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Grassroots groups to campaign against Qatar over Hamas links

By Marcus Dysch, September 12, 2014

A coalition of grassroots Israel advocacy groups are set to launch a campaign against Qatar’s role in backing Hamas.

Sussex Friends of Israel, the Pro-Israel Response Group and the Israel Forum Task Force will protest against Doha’s funding of the group.

Their campaign will get under way on September 21 with a rally outside the Qatari embassy in central London.

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