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BBC accused of insulting Jews for employing Corbyn cheerleader on Rise of

The BBC was accused of being “downright insulting” to Jews by selecting a Corbynista who endorsed anti-Israel graffiti in the Warsaw ghetto as an expert in a documentary on the Nazis. Leading figures in British Jewry lined up to condemn the choice of Ash Sarkar to participate in BBC2’s flagship, three-part series Rise of the Nazis. Sir Simon Schama, the historian and broadcaster, said  it was “really appalling” that Ms Sarkar appears in the documentary. Marie van der Zyl, Board of Deputies’ President, said: “We would ask the BBC to explain why someone who defended the desecration of a memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has been invited to speak on a programme about the rise of the Nazis. …