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Danny Cohen resigns as BBC’s director of television

By Rosa Doherty, October 13, 2015

The BBC’s director of television Danny Cohen has announced that he is leaving the corporation after eight years.

It is understood that he is considering offers from both UK and US television companies.

He said: “In the last few weeks I’ve been approached about a number of exciting opportunities and I want to consider these in an open and transparent way.”

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Complaint lodged over 'inexcusable' BBC headlines

By Josh Jackman, October 4, 2015

A formal complaint has been entered with the BBC over its coverage of the terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Saturday, according to the Israeli embassy.

Two men were killed and a woman and two-year-old toddler from the same ultra-Orthodox family were wounded during the incident in the Old City, for which terrorist group Islamic Jihad has taken credit.

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BBC apologises over 'antisemitic' illustration in Proms programme

By Rosa Doherty, September 18, 2015

The BBC has apologised for causing offence after an "antisemitic" illustration was included in a BBC Proms programme.

Gillian Stern, from Finchley, said she was shocked that a "hideously and very obviously antisemitic cartoon" of the violinist Leopold Auer appeared in the programme for a Proms performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

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Shock over caricature in BBC Proms programme

By Rosa Doherty, September 16, 2015

Classical music lovers were left stunned when they spotted an "antisemitic" illustration in a BBC Proms programme.

Gillian Stern, from Finchley, said she was shocked that a "hideously and very obviously antisemitic cartoon" of the violinist Leopold Auer appeared in the programme for a Proms performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

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BBC changes article to explain why Jews were on Temple Mount

By Josh Jackman, August 12, 2015

The BBC has changed its recent article on clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police following a complaint.

Stephen Spencer Ryde, a London-based activist, objected after a July 26 report about rioters throwing stones and fireworks at Israeli police officers on Temple Mount failed to explain that the Jews present were there to mark Tisha b'Av.

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Troll fined for Lord Sugar Twitter abuse

By Sandy Rashty, August 3, 2015

A teenager who trolled Lord Sugar has been ordered to pay £100 in compensation for sending the British Jewish billionaire antisemitic tweets.

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in court after he called Lord Sugar an: “old Jewish” followed by a swear word.

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BBC defends Panorama documentary on trainline running through Jerusalem

By Rosa Doherty, July 30, 2015

The BBC has rejected claims its Panorama documentary on the trainline running through Jerusalem was “biased and misleading” against Israel.

The corporation said that it received 24 complaints after The Train that Divided Jerusalem was aired on BBC1 on July 20.

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Why Panorama went off the rails

By Yiftah Curiel, July 30, 2015

BBC Panorama's recent program on the Jerusalem light rail starts off on the wrong foot, with the following synopsis: "On the anniversary of last summer's brutal conflict in Gaza, film-maker Adam Wishart visits Jerusalem and rides the city's controversial new train".

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BBC stands by mistranslation of 'Jew' in Gaza documentary

By Sandy Rashty, July 15, 2015

The BBC has stood by its decision to mistranslate the Arabic word for “Jew” as “Israeli” in subtitles on a Gaza documentary.

In interviews with Palestinian children on the Children of the Gaza War documentary, which aired last week, references to “yahud” (Arabic for “Jew”) were subtitled as “Israeli”.

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Leading journalist John Ware wins Wizo media award

By Sandy Rashty, July 7, 2015

BBC journalist John Ware has claimed that there is a “deficit” in the corporation’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The award-winning investigative journalist, who worked on the BBC public affairs programme Panorama from 1986 to 2012, was speaking at the Wizo Commitment Awards event on Monday night.

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