By Robyn Rosen, September 7, 2010
The BBC failed to answer 80 per cent of Freedom of Information requests submitted about Israel and Jews.
The FoI website, What Do They Know, published the 3,701 requests not directly related to journalism, sent to the BBC since the act became law in 2005.
Of these, the broadcaster withheld information in response to 497 queries. Of the 17 requests about Israel or Jews, 14 were not given answers, including one asking for all correspondence between the BBC and the Israeli embassy on the subject of Gaza.