Following the ISIS-style barbaric murder, rape, torture and mutilation of Israeli men, women and children on Oct. 7, which claimed over 1,400 lives, representing the most lethal antisemitic attack since the Holocaust, the Guardian, as we showed yesterday, has doubled-down on their hatred of Israel, publishing content inciting even greater revulsion at the victims.
As we noted, over a period of thirteen days following the Oct. 7 massacre, they’ve published at least 11 columns which included the accusation that Israel is engaging in ethnic cleansing or genocide – or is likely to do so.
It would be hard to overstate how incendiary and cruel many of their columns have been, which includes an editorial on Oct, 24 suggesting that the massacre by Hamas was at least partially justified, in endorsing the grotesque comments by UN secretary general that Hamas’s massacre “did not happen in a vacuum”, citing “56 years of suffocating occupation”, despite the fact that Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005.
But, another piece, by Swedish academic Raz Segal, which stands out, and which has been condemned by British Jewish community leaders, published on Oct. 24, is titled “Israel must stop weaponising the Holocaust”, with the strap line: “Scholars of genocide are criticizing the dangerous use of the Holocaust to justify Israeli mass violence against Palestinians”. This represents another example of the outlet publishing content which serves to obfuscate Hamas’s massacre, as well as their genocidal founding charter, while projecting the terror group’s malevolence onto Israel.
After briefly condemning Hamas’s attack, Segal pushed back against the characterisations of Hamas’s attack by some world leaders as evil, writing that such claims erase “the historical context of Israeli settler colonialism since the 1948 Nakba”, a narrative which, by definition, is informed by the view that all of Israel (even within 1949 boundaries) is illegitimate. This mirrors the ideology of Hamas.
After cherry-picking and taking out of context comments by a few Israeli politicians, which included calling Hamas’s actions evil, she warns that “Perpetrators of genocide always see their victims as evil and themselves as righteous” and that “this is, indeed, how Nazis saw Jews”, suggesting that not only isn’t Hamas Nazi-like, but that it’s Israeli leaders whose views on Gaza are informed by Nazi logic.
Segal then argues that Israel should face international legal consequences for “incitement to genocide”.
The piece isn’t just incendiary, morally reprehensible and an inversion of reality, but constitutes another example of Guardian editors publishing content that, in light of historically unprecedented surge in antisemitism in the UK since Oct. 7, serves to incite more hatred against British Jews.
At this point, the Guardian should no longer be seen as a respectable media outlet, or simply one that is ‘far left’, but as a disseminator of unhinged, radical anti-Zionist propaganda that represents a threat to the safety of the Jewish community.