Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett Explains Why BBC Doesn’t Want to Show Pictures of Murdered Jews
“Yesterday they told me on the BBC they do not want to see pictures of murdered Jews. Now I know why,” wrote Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on his Facebook page earlier today.
As The Algemeiner reported yesterday, Bennett was interviewed on the BBC just hours after yesterday’s terrorist atrocity at a synagogue in Jerusalem in which five people were killed.
Bennett charged that PA President Mahmoud Abbas, “…himself, incites, tells the Arabs, ‘take arms, fight the Jews…'” and then held up a photo of a victim, laying dead on the floor of the synagogue, still wrapped in his prayer shawl and leather straps of his phylacteries (see photo).
The presenter immediately broke in, saying, “…sorry, we don’t want to actually see that picture… please take that down.”
On his Facebook page today, Bennett posted a video which, he said, explained the BBC’s objection to the display of images of the atrocity. The video featured Tom Gross, a pro-Israel media analyst, pointing out on Israeli television that during the war in Gaza over the summer, the BBC “showed pictures of dead Palestinians day after day, hour after hour.”
Gross continued: “There is a kind of unspoken policy at the BBC that when Palestinians are the victims, they show the pictures in their bloodiest form, but when Jews or Israelis are the victims, they don’t want to see any pictures.”