Veteran Guardian ‘journalist’ attends anti-Israel media conference in Istanbul

Elder of Ziyon recently posted about a “journalism” conference in Istanbul, Turkey – one of the most hostile countries for journalists in the world – last month designed to help participants develop skills to more effectively promote the Palestinian narrative in the international media.  That’s right, these “journalists” weren’t there to learn how to report more accurately on the region, but to be more effective advocates for Palestine.

The conference was sponsored by the Palestine International Forum for Media and Communication.

Anti-Israel propagandists-cum-journalists from around the world attended, including Ben White, but also Guardian contributor Antony Lowenstein, and veteran reporter Jonathan Steele , who led a panel addressing the “obstacles to objective coverage of Palestine in the media”.

Steel is currently a Guardian contributor, but once served as the paper’s chief foreign correspondent, which included a stint in Beirut where he covered the 2nd Lebanon War in 2006, in which his pro-Hezbollah bias was hard to miss

Even leaving his personal anti-Israel bias aside, it’s not at all surprising that Steele attended, as he is among those on the hard left who sincerely believe the international media is overwhelmingly based IN FAVOR OF ISRAEL.  He once argued, in a Guardian column, that “the pressure that pro-Israel campaigners put on the…US media” results in not only “positive” media coverage of Israel, but serves to unduly influence American foreign policy – evoking antisemitic tropes about the putatively injurious impact of Jewish power that the Guardian promotes more than any other British news site.

Steele is among those in the British media who no doubt shares with his fellow Istanbul conference participants not only the view that being pro-Palestinian is the only moral option, but that, in doing so, they are ‘speaking truth to (Jewish) power’.

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  1. ‘speaking truth to (Jewish) power’ is indeed the Guardian delusion.

    This planet has 1.3 billion Muslims and 13 million Jews, a ratio almost exactly 100-to-1, making the Guardian view of (Jewish) power both hallucinatory and anti-Semitic.

    • The last prisoner swap between Israel and HamASS established the 1000 to 1 Pal-e-STINIAN to Israeli value.

  2. Note too the conference is in Turkey. Now that Egypt and even Saudi are at least talking to Israel, Erdogan the Hypocrite is making it his business to become the champion of the “Palestinian Cause”.

    • er-DOG-an howls at the Moon and chases his tail in the moonlight.

      We all know that one of these days, the military will take over Turkey, restore sanity, and put Er-DOG-an on trial for Crimes against the Turkish people and betraying the Great Attaturk.

      That day is coming. The first coup failed, but one will succeed eventually. Er-DOG-an will try to flee to Fascist Iran, but he will be captured before he leaves Turkey.

  3. The guardian sadly no longer chooses to be impartial. It has decided to accept the BDS propaganda rather than truth because it prefers that the Jews of Israel should expire! So genocidal and no longer a newspaper of truth