A capital crisis

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.

Olympic 2012 Song

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.”)

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