BBC Rejects Jerusalem as Capital of Israel - and Omits Jerusalem from Olympic Country Summary.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) issued an apology this week for having referred to Jerusalem as being the capital of Israel in one of its broadcasts. The apology came in response to complaints by four Muslim-British organizations: Arab Media Watch, Muslim Public Affairs Committee, Friends of Al-Aksa and the Institute of Islamic Political Thought.
Now, the BBC has omitted any mention of Israel’s capital on its Olympic coverage page. Every country has one, just not Israel.
Screenshot, in case the Beeb changes its hive mind: webpagescreenshot.info
Any interest I had in the Olympics is fast waning, and being replaced by a non-specific sense of sadness and disgust. Can it be long before the BBC refers to Israel as “the Zionist entity”? The Prime Minister’s office has sent a letter to the BBC: