Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat Leader
It’s an insult to the viewing public to suggest they can’t distinguish between the humanitarian needs of thousands of children and families in Gaza and the political sensitivities of the Middle East.
It’s a distinction which anyone can make and to suggest the BBC should somehow not allow people to show their compassion because of the wider controversies in the Middle East is a case, in this instance, of the BBC totally getting its priorities upside down.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams
My feeling is that the BBC should broadcast an appeal
David Hind, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission
I can’t see how members of the public will confuse a humanitarian appeal for people in desperate need in Gaza with unbalanced reporting