A perfect example of the Guardian’s appalling myopia

A guest post by AKUS

A Guardian video entitled, “Documentary follows 15 boys from Gaza on trip to US” contained the subtitle:

“Fifteen boys left their besieged homeland to visit America earlier this year. The moving film No Sharp Objects reveals their first experiences of snow and skyscrapers”

Correctly, it should read:

Fifteen boys left their homeland to visit America earlier this year. The moving film No Sharp Objects reveals their first experiences of snow, skyscrapers and pictures and lessons from the Holocaust.

It is moving to see them experience New York … and, for the first time, learn about what happened to the Jews during the Holocaust during their visit to the United Nations … and see an Arab guide draw lessons from that to promote understanding between different groups – a lesson the Guardian could learn.

It takes the obtuse, virulent hatred for Israel that infests the Guardian, still running videos from Cast Lead – expressed in the use of the word “besieged” – to overlook the section in the very movie clip they post on their website that shows Arab children seeing the iconic images of the Holocaust for the first time, and their Arab guide trying to help them understand, for the first time, the Jewish side of the conflict – the only way peace and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians will ever occur.


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