Board meets Sky News to discuss reporting of Israel violence

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The Board of Deputies has met senior executives at Sky News to discuss the reporting of the recent upsurge of terror attacks on Israelis.

Following the meeting, Gillian Merron, Chief Executive of the Board said: “We raised the way in which headlines in the UK media have frequently minimised the violence against Israelis and expressed the community’s deep concern that the context of anti-Jewish incitement was often missing from reports.”

John Ryley, head of News at Sky News said: “I believe that Sky’s reporting has striven to be the best possible in a complex and fast moving situation. I acknowledge the need to ensure that our coverage provides the full context at all times.’

At the meeting John Ryley extended an invitation to Board leaders to meet senior Sky journalists with expertise in the Middle East.

Gillian Merron said: “We very much welcome the offer of on-going contact with Sky News in the interests of ensuring what we all want to see, impartial, well informed and balanced coverage.

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