The Sunday Magazine in today’s print edition of The Times (Times of London) included a section titled “Teen Power List 2019”, a largely uncontroversial list of influential or up and coming teen athletes, activists and entertainers.
Yet, remarkably, their Teen Power List also included Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teen “activist” known for using antisemitic tropes, endorsing terrorism and calling for Israel’s destruction.
Here’s the Times’ anodyne bio of the girl nicknamed Shirely Temper by the blog Israellycool.
Here’s Tamimi is in 2018 endorsing, or at least legitimising, stabbings and suicide bombings.
Here she is in 2019 advocating for Israel’s destruction.
Here she is, also this year, engaging in antisemitism by claiming that the UK is controlled by Zionists.
In comparisons to other British media outlets, The Times is normally one of the more reasonable and thoughtful news outlets in their coverage of both the Israel-Palestinian issue and antisemitism in the UK, a fact which makes their glorification of a pro-violence, antisemitic teen especially perplexing.
- Posts about Ahed Tamimi (Shirley Temper) at Israellycool
- Cheap Shots: Palestinians put kids in the line of fire (Tamar Sternthal)
- The media and Ahed Tamimi (CAMERA)