Here’s the Guardian engaging in outright demonization.
See how far you have to read in the article before finding out the facts.
Japan spends more on lobbying. Articles by the Guardian on that – none.
Korea spends more on lobbying. Articles by the Guardian on that – none.
The Securities and Investment lobby spends more than seven times the amount spent on pro Israel lobbying. Articles by the Guardian on that – none.
The Real Estate industry lobby spends almost four times as the amount spent on pro Israel lobbying. Articles by the Guardian on that – none.
Oh, and I have seen it suggested that the ‘pro-Israel’ amount quoted includes J-Street. Two issues with that. First, it’s by far the biggest contributor. Second, it’s pro-Israel the same way that Abbas is pro peace. In your dreams, pal.
So this hit piece turns an antisemitic tweet into an exercise in bashing Israel.
It ignores the undoubted antisemitism. No excuses. (That bigot didn’t spot antisemitism according to Guardian. She ignited a controversy!) Just ignores it. Then, it leaps out in a not so brave new direction of propaganda spite.
Or, to put it another way, it picks out and unfairly discriminates against the Jewish state.
Guardians of anti-Israel hate.
Guardians of antisemitism.
Guardians of a world view that abhors the existence of the Jewish state.
“Everyone who has tried to explain historic antisemitism and its more modern version of anti-Zionism has missed the issue. The real answer is that some people simply are consumed with hate that is so pervasive, and so delusional, that it overrides any other human attribute including self-preservation. It cannot be explained any more than schizophrenia can be explained. It may be chemical.”
Harsh? Not after you have read the shocking narrative here.
Given the serious problem the LibDems have have with talking about Israel, from Jenny Tongue to Bob Russell and, of course, David “the Jews” Ward, Guido is not surprised that they have had to resort to running a class on how not to be offensive when discussing the subject. LibDem conference delegates will be taught by an “expert panel”, including the Chief Whip on “the importance of sensitivity when commenting on Israel, Palestine and the Middle East.” Guido will be there to make sure Ward is at the front and paying attention.
Across the hallway at the Glasgow conference next month, the Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine have invited UCL academic Colin Green and Ireland’s Desmond Travers to address their fringe meeting. Green led a campaign to boycott academics who happened to be Israeli that collapsed because too many its own supporters thought it would be anti-Semitic to single out Israelis uniquely. Travers denied terrorists in Gaza used Mosques to hide weapons even after he was shown photographs of them doing just that. He has tried to drum up opposition to Israel by pointing to the manypreviously unknown Irish victims of Israel: “so many Irish soldiers had been killed by Israelis” and “a significant number who were taken out deliberately and shot”. What could go wrong?
One to watch. I’m almost sorry I’m not there to see for myself how things turn out.