The Guardian upheld our complaint to an article which erroneously claimed that the Balfour Declaration promised “the land of Palestine” to the “Zionist Federation” of the UK and Ireland.
Beyond the specific lies and distortions in Abbas’s Guardian op-ed lay a broader one: that Palestinians are victims who possess no moral agency and that Palestinian leadership shares no responsibility for their people’s suffering. It’s not merely unfair to assigned exclusive blame to Israel for every conceivable Palestinian failure, but also suggests a fundamental flaw in the Palestinian national movement.
By Richard Millett, London. What a nasty, bigoted, ahistorical piece Donald Macintyre wrote for yesterday’s Guardian. Macintyre is upset that while there is a Jewish state in light of the 1917 Balfour Declaration […]
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has threatened to sue Britain for issuing the 1917 Balfour Declaration because, he claims that it led to mass Jewish immigration to British Mandate Palestine “at the expense of our Palestinian people.” The Palestinian threat is not as laughable as it sounds. It’s not unexpected either, as part of the current Palestinian strategy to exploit any law and abuse any forum to delegitimise Israel.
(See important update at the bottom of this post.) British Prime Minister David Cameron’s address last night on his government’s plan to combat extremism included an argument which those who fight antisemitism […]
A Jan. 26th article in the Guardian written by Michael White (What would Winston Churchill have made of King Abdullah’s death?) included the following passages: …Churchill had supported the 1916 Balfour Declaration […]
During the summer war in Gaza, we posted about Nafeez Ahmed, who published a truly bizarre, conspiratorial-minded post (at the Guardian’s Environmental blog!) claiming that Israel’s war was largely motivated by the desire to […]
Cross posted from Richard Millett’s blog It must be November because Joel Beinin, Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University, was in town. Last November Beinin was telling a SOAS audience […]
The following was written by Alan Simons, and originally posted at his blog, Jewish Info News Many years ago in the UK, I worked for The Guardian. I have to admit I […]
h/t to international law expert, Eugene Kontorovich Though Guardian contributors often complain that pro-Israel forces instill a ‘enforced orthodoxy‘ over the debate about Israel in the media and in Western capitals, they suddenly […]
The following essay was written by Roslyn Pine and first published at the Jewish News The President and Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews recently commented on how the Diaspora should deal with […]
Cross posted by London-based blogger Richard Millett Last night in Parliament (ex-Liberal Democrat) Baroness Jenny Tonge said “If they had only obeyed their own Ten Commandments and half the stuff in the […]
Cross posted by the London based blogger, Richard Millett A little known history lecturer is quickly becoming the new poster boy of the anti-Israel movement. Last night at SOAS James Renton detailed why he thinks the […]
Cross posted by Yisrael Medad at My Right Word My good friend Dani Dayan has an op-ed in, of all places, The Guardian. He had one in the New York Times last July that really […]