The business secretary was not happy happy with Justin Webb's line of questioning.
″How can he or anyone in his government understand what it is like to be in those shoes?"
The Grand Tour presenter admitted he'd been "saddened" by the news.
A BBC journalist recently shared audio from a minidisc he discovered in his home. It features a 2003 conversation he claims to have had with the artist.
A team from the University of Oxford was facing accusations of anti-Semitism for its choice of talisman.
The BBC said it knew its decision "will be disappointing news for fans", but insisted it is "the right thing to do".
Eylon Levy questioned the veracity of the Gaza health ministry's death toll estimates.
"It’s called The Plot. You can buy it if you want," says the BBC presenter at the end of bizarre interview about new book.
Reporters said they had to get Israeli approval to record some parts of the operation.
"I’m not prepared to lose my voice on social media... or lose the ability to express the strong beliefs I hold about the political turmoil this country finds itself in."
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