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Board of Deputies reacts to ‘crass and offensive’ Orla Guerin report on BBC news

January 23, 2020 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has condemned BBC International Correspondent Orla Guerin for linking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a report on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Amanda said: “In an otherwise moving report on the experiences of a Holocaust survivor, Orla Guerin’s attempt to link the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the horrors of the Holocaust was crass and offensive. Her lack of impartiality on the Israel-Palestine conflict has long been a matter of concern and it is questionable why the BBC would even use her for this sensitive assignment. As we approach Holocaust Memorial Day, the Jewish community is within its rights to expect an apology.”