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Guardian editor who supports Hamas terror becomes Corbyn’s communications chief


Guardian associate editor Seumas Milne has been appointed director of communications for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Telegraph reported earlier tonight.

Milne, Corbyn and the Labour Party subsequently confirmed the news.

In addition to having defended terrorists who killed British soldiers, Milne twice penned columns explicitly supporting Hamas’s “right” to launch terror attacks against Israel, while rejecting Israel’s right to defend itself.

Here’s the relevant passage from his Guardian column during the 2014 summer war between Israel and Hamas.

So the Palestinians of Gaza are an occupied people, like those in the West Bank, who have the right to resist, by force if they choose – though not deliberately to target civilians. But Israel does not have a right of self-defence over territories it illegally occupies – it has an obligation to withdraw.

At a London rally that same summer, he also accused Israel of “industrial scale killing”.

Here’s Milne touching on similar themes while speaking in Nov. 2012, during the last war in Gaza, at an anti-Israel rally sponsored by Stop The War Coalition

Milne also penned a widely criticized op-ed, two days after the terrorist assault on 9/11 which killed nearly 3000 people, blaming the attacks on US policy, including the country’s support for Israel.

Prior to joining the Guardian, Milne worked for the pro-Stalinist Communist Party publication, Straight Left.

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    • If only.
      I am afraid my interpretation of this creature is very different.
      And as to Milne, shouldn’t a director of communications have an IQ above room temperature? That illiterate nonsense about ‘illegal occupation’, again.

  1. Palestinians have every right to defend themselves… but Israel too, as Britain. Yet Palestinians are attacking Israel even prior to the occupation of 1967. So how Israel should react to Palestinian aggression?
    Let me remind all that Britain attacked Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria without any hostile action of these states toward Britain. Why the British can do and Israelis can’t in such different positions?

  2. Well, it’s a case of “birds of a feather”.

    All he needs now is Ben White as his envoy to the ME and Baroness Tonge as his Minster for Jewish Affairs and he will be playing with s straight flush.

  3. Birds of a feather…
    I wonder if Galloway will also join to create a triumvirate to give some “balance” ahem to this extremist lot of scum. Rather disheartening this innate.

  4. Note how his speech at the 2014 rally condemns the Balfour Declaration. That proves, yet again, that it’s not the “occupation” that he and his ilk are decrying, but the existence of Israel.

  5. Oh FFS. No real, surprise, mind.
    I wonder how much the Guardian paid Labour to take the scumbag off their hands.