“Never believe that anti-Semites are completely unaware of the absurdity of their replies. They know that their remarks are frivolous, open to challenge. But they are amusing themselves, for it is their adversary who is obliged to use words responsibly, since he believes in words. The anti-Semites have the right to play. They even like to play with discourse for, by giving ridiculous reasons, they discredit the seriousness of their interlocutors. They delight in acting in bad faith, since they seek not to persuade by sound argument but to intimidate and disconcert. If you press them too closely, they will abruptly fall silent, loftily indicating by some phrase that the time for argument is past.” ―
The Guardian continues to publish content serving to obfuscate the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre, torture and mutilation of Jewish men, women, children and babies – the worst antisemitic atrocity since the Holocaust – while projecting the terror group’s malevolence onto Israel.
Though the outlet has been silent over the genocidal antisemitic ideology of the perpetrators of Oct. 7, while legitimising the mass demos on British streets chanting slogans justifying the violence, they’ve continued to fuel hate against Israel and (by extension) its Jewish supporters in the diaspora by promoting crude Soviet-level propaganda accusing Israel of engaging in ethnic cleansing.
As we documented last week, the Guardian published 11 pieces between Oct. 7-23 accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing or genocide. – or plotting to do so – in the context of the IDF’s attacks on the proscribed terror group which carried out the ISIS-style barbarism. Since then, this morally grotesque libel has been peddled by the outlet four more times.
On Oct. 24, they published a now notorious piece 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”. The author warned that Israeli leaders should face international legal consequences for what she described as “incitement to genocide”.
On Oct, 29, they published a piece by Chris McGreal “‘A kind of tribalism’: US supporters of Israel and Palestine fail to admit suffering of other side”, which accused Israel of engaging in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the West Bank and, later in the article, uncritically cited an American Muslim woman’s suggestion that Israel’s response to Oct. 7 may amount to genocide.
On Oct. 31, Guardian columnist Owen Jones published a piece “As Gaza crumbles, those speaking up for innocent Palestinians are being silenced and sacked”, positively cited accusations by UN “experts” warning of risk of genocide against the Palestinians. One of those “experts” was none other than the antisemitic UN rapporteur Francesca Albanese,
Finally, just today, they published a piece by Ghada Ageel, a University of Alberta professor who they falsely described as a “refugee”, titled “From my hometown in Gaza, the unthinkable news: 36 of my family members are dead”, which included this:
Israel talks of Hamas-run schools and Hamas-run hospitals to continue the dehumanisation of Palestinians and to set the stage for more crimes. It’s just an excuse to kill more civilians. This is targeting the very existence of the Palestinians. To me, this is genocide.
So, that makes 15 pieces in the three weeks since the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre charging that Israel – not Hamas, the group with a genocidal charter – of engaging in or plotting ethnic cleansing or genocide.
As one Twitter user aptly commented, “those allegations [of genocide] are lobbed at Israel because it’s the *ultimate* crime against humanity, and that by accusing Israel of doing the absolute worst thing one group can do to another, every other crime that is committed *against* Israel — including and especially crimes committed by *literal* terrorists — can be justified”?
As we said previously, 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 Jews around the world.