Narrowing down an entire year of Guardian anti-Israel reporting to the five most egregious examples is not an easy task, but, as a public service to our loyal readers, here are a few smears and errors by their contributors in 2018 that especially stood out:
1. A Guardian contributor literally suggested that those who would defend the IDF’s actions on the Gaza border are morally sub-human (See post here)
2. Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell ties Zionism to apartheid and white supremacy (See our post for context)
3. Guardian cartoon by ‘First Dog on the Moon’ smears Australian Jews who support Israel as “apartheid enthusiasts” (See our post for context)
4. The Guardian refused to correct an op-ed by Labour Party official Jon Lansman that included a smear (debunked five years ago) that Ethiopian Israelis were – for racist reasons – given contraception against their will. (See our post for context)
5. Guardian editorial rejects full IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism out of fear that it would “stifle the Palestinian narrative of dispossession and expulsion”. (See our post for context)
For more UK Media Watch posts about the Guardian, see here.