British Rabbi Quits BBC Over Reporting on Antisemitic Incident

'I simply don’t see how I or in fact any Jew who has any pride in that name can be associated with the Corporation anymore,' Rabbi YY Rubinstein argued

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A British rabbi who has been a contributor to the BBC for three decades said he was ending his associations with the broadcaster over its reporting on a recent antisemitic incident.

Rabbi YY Rubinstein, who has appeared on numerous BBC radio and TV programs, mostly about religion, announced his decision on Tuesday in an open letter, the Jewish Chronicle of London reported. The letter cited the BBC’s disputed reporting that victims of an antisemitic incident in London uttered an anti-Muslim slur during the encounter with their attackers.

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