The Guardian – as we’ve exposed in literally thousands of posts over nearly 10 years – is, by far, the most fanatically anti-Israel publication in the UK – an institutional hostility towards the world’s only Jewish state that at times approaches an obsession.
So, whilst we’re not surprised that the Observer (sister site of the Guardian) published an editorial on the Israeli elections warning, as they often do, of impending doom if their sage advice isn’t heeded, the putative justification for the editorial (The Observer view on Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s elections, April 7) is almost farcical.
Several times in the editorial, they framed their criticism of the current government, and calls for Israelis to change course, as inspired by a sincere concern for Israel’s safety.
Here are the relevant sentences:
But it is a worrying prospect for the country and the Middle East as a whole. Mr Netanyahu has dominated domestic politics for a decade, yet has failed in the most important task of any Israeli leader: making the country safe
Netanyahu’s lack of strategic vision, coupled with his polarising and divisive style, has left the country vulnerable to a range of potential threats that many Israelis do not appear to appreciate fully .
Whilst we of course take no position on Netanyahu, let’s be clear on what these passages mean: a publication that, by any measure, spews the most venom, in scale and degree, towards the Jewish state, and provides the most rhetorical comfort to its enemies, is – editors maintain in an astonishing inversion – in fact its savior.
Whilst you can open the links we provided for more examples, here’s one 2014 video that we find especially instructive. It shows the Guardian’s then editor (now Jeremy Corbyn communications chief) Seumas Milne addressing a crowd of thousands of Israel haters during a speech in London, and literally defending Hamas terror attacks – support for violent extremism he repeated in a subsequent Guardian op-ed.
Israelis, their editorial suggests, who endured scores of suicide bombing attacks targeting innocent civilians during the Second Intifada, thousands of rockets launched at their communities following withdrawals from South Lebanon and Gaza, and the growth of a terror exporting Islamist regime in Tehran which openly calls for their state’s destruction whilst trying to procure the weapons to do so, evidently needs foreign policy advice from the radical Corbyn-supporting journalist-cum-activist clique in London!
The Guardian’s secular dogma, which rests on a confidence in the inherent superiority of their own virtue and the assumption that anyone who disagrees with them on how to create a more just Mid-East is not just wrong but evil, has inevitably led to the simply delusional belief that they, and they alone, posses insight into Israel’s security needs that has managed to elude millions of actual Israelis.
- In NY Times Israel coverage, anything goes (CAMERA)
- BBC amends inaccurate claim about Entebbe coverage (BBC Watch)
- Guardian trots out Ronnie Kasrils to (‘as a Jew’) smear Israel as an “apartheid” state (UK Media Watch)