BBC removes musician’s anti-Israeli comments from performance

Palestinian support not permitted on the BBC.

Britain’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has condemned the BBC’s decision to censor a message of support for the Palestinians made during annual classical concerts at the Royal Albert Hall London. 

British violinist Nigel Kennedy told a cheering crowd at the end of a joint Proms performance with the Palestine Strings, a Palestinian group from the West Bank and Gaza, on August 8 that the concert showed how “giving equality and getting rid of apartheid gives a beautiful chance for things to happen”.

The BBC has reportedly decided to remove Kennedy’s anti-Israeli statement from a recording of the Prom that is to be broadcast on BBC Four onFriday, August 23.

PSC director Sarah Colborne censured the decision saying the British state broadcaster is meant to be impartial, according to its charter, and censoring Kennedy’s reference to the fact that his co-performers suffer “a system of inequality and apartheid under Israeli occupation” questions that impartiality.

“On what grounds can the BBC justify this censorship – every word Nigel Kennedy said was accurate and well-evidenced. While we understand why the Israeli government is trying to keep the truth from the world, we don’t understand why the BBC thinks it can get away with colluding in this,” she said.

“Suppressing free speech and political dissent is the norm for state broadcasters under dictatorships. What is worrying is when we start to see this kind of suppression being practiced by our own state broadcaster, the BBC,” she added.

Colborne also called on the BBC to review the decision.

Kennedy had told BBC Radio 4 earlier this month that the “problems of Apartheid” are “extreme” in Israel adding “when it was South Africa people did something about it”.

The BBC has apparently made the decision under pressure from the Zionist lobbies and its former governor Baroness Ruth Deech.

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7 Responses to “BBC removes musician’s anti-Israeli comments from performance”

  1. Anonymous says:

    We don’t need the Balen report to come out to know where the [B]ullsh*t [B]roadcasting [C]orporation’s loyalties lie.

    Just look at the the top-brass management running the BBC – that says it all.

    The BBC is far from impartial – they are just part of the propaganda machine.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The British Bullshitting paedophile Corporation Should be scrapped. They also failed to report properly on the Jewish paedophile ring they have been protecting for decades

  3. Anonymous says:

    this shows how racist the BBC really is, a freind workds there and says the jews that run it are very freindly with that obnoxios arrogant jew Mark regev, who is a dispicable human being

  4. Anonymous says:

    Jimmy Sav-Vile is a product of the BBC… don’t forget.

    Enjoy paying your BBC Pedophile TV License.

  5. Tapestry says:

    I’d like to emphasise helping the Palestinians not whipping up more hatred, which is the game of the war-making Rothschilds.

  6. Anonymous says:

    If it walks, talks and looks like a BBC duck.
    Then it will be a BBC duck.
    The BBC is the propaganda arm of Mossad.

  7. salty says:

    Regev, israel’s official state liar becomes Zionist State’s ambassador to London

    Posted on March 22, 2016.

    The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign was celebrating another victory following a weekly demonstration outside the main Edinburgh branch of Barclays Bank

    Scotland is regarded as a hotbed of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and pro-Palestine activism, reinforced by the Scottish government which has recognised Palestine as a state (unlike the British government in Westminster, which abstained in the vote at the UN).

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