We think BBC news is biased against Israel — but watch it anyway

By Simon Rocker, April 18, 2013

Almost four out of every five Jews in the UK believe the BBC is biased against Israel in its news coverage, according to a report out this week.


Former Times editor takes the role of BBC news director

By Zoe Winograd, April 16, 2013

James Harding, former editor of the Times, has been confirmed as the new director of news and current affairs at BBC.

Mr Harding, who has previously expressed his views on the pressures of being a Jewish editor, is due to commence his new role in August.


Get set for more Jewish mums on TV

By Anna Sheinman, April 11, 2013

Anyone still squirming over last year’s much-criticised reality show Jewish Mum of the Year may greet with trepidation the news that another TV project featuring Jewish mothers is in the pipeline.

ITN Productions has issued an appeal for women to audition for a new programme, but stresses it will not be Jewish Mum of the Year mark two.


BBC Gaza reporting ‘misleads’

By Anna Sheinman, April 4, 2013

Media organisations including the BBC and Reuters have published articles that might mislead readers into thinking that current tensions between Gaza and Israel were started by the Jewish state, a pro-Israel group has argued.


BBC backs down over Gaza Surf Club article

By Anna Sheinman, March 28, 2013

The BBC has accepted that statements made on their website about freedom of trade and movement in Gaza do not “accurately reflect the current situation” and have now amended them.

The changes were made to an article accompanying a BBC Radio 4 programme The Gaza Surf Club, broadcast in November last year.


BBC insists: UN wrong, Israel killed Gaza baby

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2013

The BBC has contested the findings of a United Nations report into an explosion that killed the baby son of one of the corporation’s correspondents.

Jihad Mashhrawi’s 11-month-old son Omar was killed after Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defence in Gaza in November last year.


Palestinian rocket may have killed family of BBC journalist, says UN report

By Sandy Rashty, March 12, 2013

A United Nations report yesterday announced that a misfired Palestinian rocket may have killed family members of a BBC journalist during the Israel-Gaza conflict last November.


Even the best of the BBC meets terror with error in interviews

By Robin Shepherd, February 15, 2013

There is a moment in Stephen Sackur’s recent BBC Hardtalk interview with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal when one throws up one’s hands in despair.


BBC names Bonham Carter for Taylor-Burton film

By Jennifer Lipman, February 12, 2013

The tumultuous relationship of actress and Jewish-convert Elizabeth Taylor with her husband Richard Burton is to be told in a BBC film with the help of another British Jewish film star.


Today Programme rapped over Golan Heights report

By Jennifer Lipman, February 11, 2013

John Humphreys and the Today Programme have been reprimanded by the BBC Trust for breaching regulations on accurate reporting during coverage of a protest in the Golan Heights in May 2011.