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Sky News sorry for Gaza images during chief rabbi interview on Holocaust

(JTA) – The British broadcaster Sky News apologized for showing images of the Gaza conflict during an interview about the Holocaust with British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. The apology over the Jan. 27 broadcast came in a letter sent by managing editor Peter Lowe to a viewer who sent Sky News a letter of complaint about the interview conducted by Adam Boulton, The Jewish Chronicle of London reported Feb. 5.

Lowe said showing images of Gaza while the chief rabbi talked about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was logical, but that with hindsight he would not have combined the two, calling it “an indelicate clash.”

The complaint by viewer Jacqui Rudolph also concerned Boulton’s questioning on Jan. 27, International Holocaust Memorial Day, whether Israel provokes anti-Semitism. She called it “an ancient anti-Semitic device,” but Lowe rejected the assertion.

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