British war museum sorry for calling Jewish soldiers who fought Nazis 'terrorists'

September 23, 2015 23:18

The Imperial War Museum in Britain apologized on Tuesday after Jewish organizations protested the use of the term "terrorists" to describe members of the Jewish Brigade who helped fight the Nazis during World War Two.

The incident was set off by an image posted on the Imperial War Museum's web site showing members of the Jewish fighting force that went on to form the fighting core of the pre-state Haganah.The museum said that a staffer "accidentally" posted the following caption beside an image of the brigade: “Terrorist activities: Men of the First Battalion Jewish Brigade during a march past.”

The incident was first reported by the London-based Jewish Chronicle newspaper.

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