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BBC Yanked Israeli Film on Jewish Exodus from Jerusalem (video)

The BBC strikes again. Known for its bias against Israel, it said that a documentary claiming that man “Palestinians” of today actually are descendants of Jews did “not fit editorially.” How true.
Israeli filmmaker Ziv Ilan speaks in trailer of his film shown in Canada but yanked in Britain by the BBC

Israeli filmmaker Ziv Ilan speaks in trailer of his film shown in Canada but yanked in Britain by the BBC
Photo Credit: Canadian Film Board trailer: screenshot

An Israeli-born filmmaker has charged that the British Broadcasting Corp. pulled his documentary on the Jewish exodus from Jerusalem in 70 A.D., displaying “a mixture of incompetence, political naïveté, conscious or subconscious political pressure.”

Ilan Ziv wrote on a blog that the BBC showed “a lack of courage of broadcasters when they are faced with the complexity of the Middle East issue and the intense emotions, fears and aggression it generates.”

The documentary “Exile: A Myth Unearthed” theorizes that many Jews did not leave Jerusalem after the destruction of the Temple, and that many modern-day Palestinians may be in part descended from those Jews.

The BBC had been scheduled to show the documentary, cut and renamed “Jerusalem: an Archaeological Mystery Story,” late last week before it was taken off the schedule at the last minute.

The film was screened for a week at the Jewish Film Festival in Toronto, was shown on Canadian TV and is scheduled to be shown in France and Switzerland.

The BBC told The London Guardian that it dropped the film because it did “not fit editorially” with the tone of the season, which has a theme exploring the history of archaeology.

Simon Plosker of the HonestReporting media watchdog group wrote in his blog that the BBC may have been “more concerned at upsetting anti-Israel elements by showing a film with such a heavy concentration on Jewish history in the Land of Israel.”

Below are two videos. The first is a trailer of the film from the Canadian National Film Board, and the second is a report form JN1 on the BBC‘s action.




Exile – A Myth Unearthed by Ilan Ziv, National Film Board of Canada

 

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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6 Responses to “BBC Yanked Israeli Film on Jewish Exodus from Jerusalem (video)”

  1. the english had one winston churchill. just one. other than that, they are cowards and bullies. the vaporizing of their culture and the rise of muslim overseers is well deserved.

  2. Dan Steeves says:

    The fact is 1,100,000 jews were slaughtered or died of hunger during the Roman siege under general Titus. The 97,000 survivors were taken into slavery where many died in roman coliseums. The destruction of Jerusalem was foretold by Jesus in Matt. 23:37,38 and Luke 19:41-44 and confirmed by Josephus, the jewish historian who was an eyewitness of the devastation of Jerusalem.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Could it be that the BBC is fearful of the backlash from Arabs, who will be angry at hearing that many of them could indeed be Jewish? Imagine what that could do to their paradigm of hatred. Though one might think it could make them happy, as the land they so badly want would truthfully be theirs, and they could cease from their thievery of the land. They would also now have a cultural, historical basis for their lives without having to make one up. But how would they know which they were- Jewish or Arab?

  4. חורחה אנריקז says:

    actually it was foretold earlier in the book of Daniel, and Josephus told Vespasian that HE was the messiah foretold in scripture.

  5. חורחה אנריקז says:

    many palestinians actually infact are Jewish, many jews where forced to convert to Islam…and so many jews stayed in the holy land…and today some muslims practice judaism in secret, The Romans drove the jews out of Jerusalem, and then renamed it Palestine.

  6. Lloyd Oestreicher says:

    WOULD LIKE TO SEE ON PBS.

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