Der britische Kabarettist Frankie Boyle wagte es tatsächlich den Staat Israel als „aggressive terrorist state“ zu bezeichnen. Daraufhin entschuldigte sich der Sender BBC bei Israel:
The BBC’s apology for an anti-Israel comedy skit is cowardly, Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle said in an open letter published in British media outlets Saturday, saying he was right to criticize Israel for being an „aggressive terrorist state.“
Earlier this week, the BBC’s Trust issued a public apology for Boyle’s comedy bit, originally aired on the station’s Political Animal radio show in June 2008, and in which the comedian made remarks such as: „I’ve been studying Israeli Army Martial Arts. I now know 16 ways to kick a Palestinian woman in the back.“
Boyle had also said in his 2008 comedy bit that, while „people think that the Middle East is very complex but I have an analogy that sums it up quite well.“
„If you imagine that Palestine is a big cake, well… that cake is being punched to pieces by a very angry Jew,“ Boyle said.
[via Arne Hoffmann]