Guardian amends Antony Loewenstein’s false claim that Israeli group tried to sue Stephen Hawking.

In July we called out ‘Comment is Free’ contributor Antony Loewenstein (a self-described Anti-Zionist Jew) for promoting the lie – at this personal blog – that there are ‘Jews-only roads’ in Israel, and his latest column at ‘CiF’ again demonstrates his casual relationship with the truth.  Whilst you can read our substantive critique of his commentary here, we recently noticed that the Guardian was forced to revise the following passage in his post:

The law firm [Shurat HaDin] tried to sue Twitter for daring to host Hizbollah tweets, former US President Jimmy Carter for criticising Israel and Stephen Hawking for damning the Israeli occupation.

However, the following now appears at the bottom of the column (‘To support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is not antisemitic‘, Nov. 7):

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Here’s the revised passage:

The law firm [Shurat HaDin] tried to sue Twitter for daring to host Hizbollah tweets, and former US President Jimmy Carter for criticising Israel. They also called on Stephen Hawking, who damned the Israeli occupation, to “pull out his Intel Core i7 from his tablet” because the chip was designed by a Israeli lab.

The link Loewenstein used in his original false claim that Shurat HaDin threatened to sue Stephen Hawkins [sic] takes you to the hate site, Mondoweiss.  Interestingly, however, the Mondoweiss post in question makes no such claim.

Finally, and quite tellingly, the original false accusation about Shurat HaDin still appears in the cross post of his ‘CiF’ column published at his personal blog.

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