BBC’s ‘In Pictures’ portrayal of Purim

The March 18th edition of the BBC News website’s ‘Week in Pictures’ feature – billed “Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week” – included a photograph captioned:

“Young Jewish men dance around a table as they visit a businessman in London during the annual Jewish holiday of Purim. It commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination by the courage of a young Jewish woman called Esther.”

That image is one of a series of photographs of Purim celebrations in London taken by the same photographer. Pictures from that series which the BBC could have chosen to portray the Purim holiday celebrations – but didn’t – include these:

 

 

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2 comments on “BBC’s ‘In Pictures’ portrayal of Purim

  1. The Guardian and the BBC, ‘believe’ that Jewish life worldwide is dominated by extremist violent pro Zionist Jews. Muslims on the other hand, are dominated by peace-loving liberal minded denizens who exist in the parallel universe inhabited by Guardian subscribers and Momentum members.

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