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BBC apologizes to chief rabbi for question

Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:50 AM

LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The BBC apologized to Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks after a presenter asked him Friday about the conflict in Gaza when he thought he was no longer on air.

The question from Evans Davies came after Sacks delivered the Thought for the Day on the BBC Today program on Radio 4.

"I think it's got to do with Iran, actually," Sacks responded, adding a call for peace prayers when he was told he was talking into a live microphone.

The BBC said Davies was not trying to put Sacks on the spot.

"Evan likes to be spontaneous with guests but he accepts that in this case it was inappropriate and he has apologized to Lord Sacks," a spokesman said. "The BBC would reiterate that apology."

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