Guardian corrects Arwa Mahdawi’s lie about Israel

Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi fancies herself a feminist.  However, her hatred of the Jewish state is so deep-seeded that in her frequent pieces demonising Israel in its war against Hamas, she hasn’t once engaged in even a brief moral throat-clearing condemning the terror group’s systemic rape, torture and mutilation of Israeli women and girls.

We mention this to put her frequent inaccuracies about Israel into context, as what she writes about the region represents pre-determined, ideologically-driven conclusions in search of ‘evidence’, rather than anything resembling serious thought or research.

It’s not surprising, then, that her ‘evidence’ is often deeply flawed, or represent outright lies.  A recent column, vilifying Jewish-American comedian Jerry Seinfeld for his support for Israel, and for his putatively offensive views on masculinity, is a case in point.  As we noted in our post on her piece, it included that false claim that the “United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) described” Israel’s war as “genocidal violence”.

If you open the link provided in the sentence, it, in fact, clearly shows that it wasn’t the UNHRC itself which charged Israel with genocide. The accusation was made by the widely discredited, and antisemitic, UN ‘Special Rappatour’ Francesca Albanese – in a report she sent to the UNHRC.  In addition to her anti-Jewish rhetoric, Albanese’s lack of credibility was most glaring in her appalling legitimisation of Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre.

We contacted Guardian editors pointing out this substantive error, and our complaint was upheld.

The new sentence reads:

Along with cheerleading what the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights described as genocidal violence, he has also apparently decided that a great tactic for publicizing his much-panned movie about Pop-Tarts is by complaining about the left.

Editors added the following addendum:

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