The BBC has admitted making mistakes in its coverage of the Israel-Hamas war.
His country director referred to a reporter’s speculation that Israel had fired a rocket that landed outside a hospital in Gaza.
Rhodri Talfan Davies said: “Mistakes happen in reporting.
“It is an incredibly confusing picture as there are huge amounts of live broadcasts taking place.
“We made it very clear that we did something wrong.”
Still, he defended the BBC for not calling Hamas “terrorists.”
He said: “We have not taken a single step back when it comes to describing the horror of these attacks on the community.”
He spoke at a debate organized by the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism.
David Jordan, director of editorial standards, said: “I can accept the criticism that has been made about our reporting.
“But the idea that the BBC endorses anti-Semitism at all, or has anti-Semitism at its core?
“I just can’t agree.”