A guest post by AKUS
Every month or two, a letter condemning Israel is published in the Guardian carrying multiple signatures. These typically include quite a few radical left figures with little else to concern themselves other than delegitimising the Jewish state.
Whilst one wonders if these letters from “concerned citizens” represent the work of a ‘guiding hand’, it seems clear that Guardian editors see value in regurgitating different versions of the anti-Zionist agitprop which mirrors the talking points of “professional” pro-Palestinian activists.
Here are three recent examples of the signatories to such rubber-stamped ‘I hate Israel’ letters. Frequent signatories are underlined. Not surprisingly, they include quite few current or former Guardian contributors and editors (*):
- Weekend long read (bbcwatch.org)
- Stop Calling Them “Pro-Palestinian” (blogs.timesofisrael.com)
- Literary Giant Howard Jacobson Savages Anti-Zionists Who Reject Criticism (algemeiner.com)