Comedian Frankie Boyle has criticised the BBC Trust for a "cowardly rebuke" of a joke of his about Palestine.
The trust's editorial standards committee apologised earlier this week over his remark on BBC Radio 4 comedy show Political Animal in June 2008.
The Scottish comedian said Palestine was like a cake being "punched to pieces by a very angry Jew".
In an open letter, Boyle said the BBC was a "great institution" but "cravenly afraid of giving offence". http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8655530.stm