The BBC was reportedly set to cut remarks about "apartheid" in Israel made by a British violinist when his concert is aired next week in the UK, Al-Arabiya reported.
“Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a bit facile to say it but we all know from experiencing this night of music tonight that giving equality and getting rid of apartheid means there's a chance for amazing things to happen," Nigel Kennedy as saying during his performance last week at the Proms music festival alongside Palestinian artists.
A BBC spokesperson told Al-Arabiya that comments made by Kennedy likening the situation in Israel to apartheid in South Africa were cut due to "editorial reasons".
“Nigel’s comment to the audience at his late-night prom on August 8 will
not be included in the deferred BBC 4 broadcast on August 23 because it
does not fall within the editorial remit of the proms as a classical
music festival” Al-Arabiya quoted the BBC spokesperson as saying.