BBC Watch prompts edit of BBC WS inaccurate location of Israel’s capital

BBC WS removes claim that Tel Aviv is Israel's capital.

Last week we noted that the synopsis to a BBC World Service radio report on the recent Radiohead concert in Tel Aviv inaccurately described that city as “the Israeli capital”.

After BBC Watch alerted the programme concerned to that inaccuracy, the wording was changed.

However, the edit does not include acknowledgement of the error and – in line with long-standing BBC policy – of course does not bother to inform those who previously read the misleading information that Jerusalem is in fact the capital of Israel.  


More from Hadar Sela
BBC Complaints claims anti-Israel slurs part of ‘legitimate debate’
What was BBC Audience Services' response to a complaint about anti-Israel slurs?
Read More
Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.