While covering the exchange in Tweets between Guardian assistant editor Michael White and Times journalist Daniel Finkelstein, there were suggestions made of additional Tweets not shown which would have better contextualized the one which was the focus of the row. Indeed, White made this argument himself in the comment section of our blog.
So, to be fair, here is the full conversation timeline on Finkelstein’s Twitter page, beginning with his original Tweet on March 14 (regarding news Lord Ahmed’s antisemitic remarks) which led to the reply by White about “Israeli settlements” (which we argued was antisemitic) and ending with Finkelstein’s last Tweet where he wishes White well.
(I added a red arrow to indicate the Tweet by White, preceding the one about settlements, which wasn’t previously included, and which White felt was important. The “settlements” Tweet has a blue arrow.)
Any additional relevant Tweets which didn’t involve Finkelstein can be found on White’s Twitter page.
- Guardian spin on Michael White’s Jew-baiting begins (cifwatch.com)
- The ‘settlements’ which occupy Michael White’s mind: Sasha Baron Cohen edition (cifwatch.com)
- The antisemitic reflex: A Jew-baiting Tweet by the Guardian’s Michael White (cifwatch.com)