Video re-emerges of Corbyn saying BBC is biased towards saying “Israel has a right to exist”
Video has re-emerged of Jeremy Corbyn telling Press TV that the BBC is biased towards saying “Israel has a right to exist”.
The Labour leader, who was a backbench MP at the time, told the Iranian-backed station: “I think there is a bias [in the BBC] towards saying that Israel has a democracy in the Middle East, that Israel has a right to exist, Israel has its security concerns.”
Mr Corbyn also suggested that there was “a great deal of pressure on the BBC from the Israeli Government and the Israeli Embassy,” seemingly implying that the Jewish state wielded some significant influence over the BBC’s output.
Mr Corbyn is understood to have been paid up to £20,000 for his various appearances on Press TV, which was banned in the UK for its part in filming the detention and torture of an Iranian journalist.
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