Gilad Atzmon

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I salute the BBC (not)

The BBC was reportedly set to cut out remarks about apartheid in Israel made by world famous violinist  Nigel Kennedy two weeks ago at the Proms Music Festival.

 

Would the BBC leave Kennedy’s comment in, no one would have noticed it. But now, we are all paying attention to Kennedy’s observation.  But we also learn a crucial lesson about Jewish power in Britain in general and within the BBC in particular!

“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a bit facile to say it but we all know from experiencing this night of music  that giving equality and getting rid of apartheid means there's a chance for amazing things to happen," Nigel Kennedy said while introducing artists from the Palestine Strings at the Proms music festival two weeks ago.

And I wonder, what could lead the BBC to remove such a beautiful a humanist and universalist statement?

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