The BBC has defended a decision not to air a TV fund-raising appeal for Gaza, saying it wanted to avoid compromising public confidence in its impartiality.
It said a decision was taken with other broadcasters not to show the Disasters Emergency Committee crisis appeal on any network in the UK.
A corporation statement added there were also doubts about "the delivery of aid in a volatile situation".
Rising money for Gaza humanitarian effort can be seen as a political move? Is the appeal itself fundamentally flawed? Does the BBC simply not want to touch the dangerous third rail of middle eastern politics and become a propaganda machine for either side?
What defines neutrality in this arena, I wonder?