Irish TV forced to apologize after TV host calls Israel a cancerBy Mason White 3:09 PM March 7, 2013
By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) After a TV host called Israel a cancer Irish TV was forced to apologize to Jews, according to press reports in the United Kingdom.
Irish TV channel TV3 has been ordered to apologize live on air after its employee, Vincent Browne, called Israel a cancer.
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland or BAI, has affirmed a complaint against the well-known TV presenter of the show “tonight with Vincent Browne”, who said last year during a program that Israel was cancer in foreign affairs.
He went on to say that Israel is polarizing the Muslim community against the world and that the creation of Israel was a great injustice as they stole the land from the Muslims.
The BAI found that these comments did not meet the requirements of “reasonable, objective and impartial”, and said the remarks were “not challenged by the contributions of the guests of the program.”
Defending his remarks shortly after the presentation, Browne said that by calling Israel a cancer, he did not mean for Israel to be removed. It was just an unfortunate use of the word.
“The reality is that the State of Israel was founded by the confiscation of land formerly occupied by the Muslims. Such injustice is at the heart of the conflict.
The petition was filed by Paul Rossiter, who said he found the comments deeply offensive, which he considered anti-Semitic and indefensible coming from a journalist who is supposed to show objectivity. In the video below you can see Vincent Browne calling Israel a cancer during a TV program.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view