Media Takes Aim at Jerusalem by Rabbi Shraga Simmons
Jews have experienced repeated attempts to obliterate Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people. On the Jewish calendar, this is month (Av) that commemorates the destruction of Jerusalem and its centrality in Jewish life. How apt, therefore, that this week BBC – the world’s largest broadcaster – has taken aim at this very same idea.
In its high-profile Olympic Games website, BBC left out any reference to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.BBC did, however, list “East Jerusalem” as the capital of “Palestine.” (Following complaints, BBC amended the site, coldly listing Jerusalem as the “Seat of Government.”)