Countering BBC, Israeli athletes make video affirming Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Click photo to download. Caption: Zvi Vershaviak, chair of the Israeli Olympic Committee, speaks on a video in which team members affirmed Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in response to the BBC stating otherwise. Credit: YouTube.( Following the BBC’s refusal to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Israeli Olympic team prepared a video in which the athletes say they are proud to represent Israel “and its capital Jerusalem.”

The BBC had listed “East Jerusalem” as the capital for the “Palestinian Olympic team,” but listed Israel without a capital. In light of subsequent complaints, the British television network only conceded that Israel’s “seat of government is Jerusalem” and added that “most foreign embassies reside in Tel Aviv.” 

The Israeli team’s video can be viewed here.

Posted on July 26, 2012 .