The BBC, which is no stranger to accusations of anti-Israel bias, parroted a disgraceful two-month old joke from an American program that was blasted as anti-Semitic.
In February, NBC’s long-running “Saturday Night Live” program aired a “joke” claiming Israel only vaccinates its Jewish citizens against coronavirus, echoing a centuries-old blood libel about Jews killing members of other faiths.
The BBC broadcast an eerily similar vaccine joke recently on its “Have I Got a Bit More News For You” show, with the punchline stating that “Israel ignores its Arab population.”
The BBC and NBC are promoting lies with these jokes. The truth is that all Israeli citizens over the age of 16 are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or national origin.