A complaint was received about a statement made by Mr John Robbie of Radio 702, regarding the
Stern Gang being responsible for Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians in 1948. The complainant averred that Mr Robbie presented the matter as a fact, whereas his research indicated this to be untrue.
The Tribunal held that it is clear that there are divergent views about what the activities of the Stern Gang amounted to.
In respect to the statements actually made by Mr Robbie, the Tribunal held that these were indeed fair comment, protected under Clause 12 of the Free-to-Air Code.