The BBC is continuing to refuse to show a humanitarian appeal for Gaza, arguing that to do so would dent its reputation for impartiality. This strikes me as a very strange decision, as one of the few areas that the BBC isn’t at risk of partiality is when it broadcasts humanitarian appeals. A starving child is a starving child, regardless of the causes. It doesn’t matter who or what led to the lack of food, the idea should be to give the child enough to eat. The best thing the BBC can do now is to show the appeal as quickly as possible, unless it can explain who benefits from the decision not to show the appeal: the Israelis certainly don’t, nor Jews in this country.
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