CIF Watch: On the explicit antisemitism of the Guardian’s Deborah Orr

A excellent read, a few quotes doesn't do it justice so be sure and read it all

Of course, that the Guardian published a report on the Gilad Shalit deal by a journalist as hostile to Israel as Deborah Orr is not surprising to anyone remotely familiar with the paper adeptly characterized by Robin Shepherd as the mainstream Anglo publication most hostile to Israel in the world.

Nor is it surprising anymore when they publish essays or letters about Israel by commentators with a well-documented record of engaging in explicit antisemitism. While such contributors are often of the Islamist variety, recently they provided a forum to two of the most prolific modern (leftist) antisemites – Alison Weir and Gilad Atzmon.

However, as even the Guardian typically assures that such contributors maintain at least a thin “progressive” rhetorical veneer to furtively advance classic Judeophobic narratives, Orr’s latest piece stands out as a simply ugly, and thoroughly unrestrained, expression of animosity towards Jews[...]

Orr wrote:

“It’s quite something, the prisoner swap between Hamas and the Israeli government that returns Gilad Shalit to his family, and more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners to theirs…[which is] an indication of how inured the world has become to the obscene idea that Israeli lives are more important than Palestinian lives.”
Those 1,000 "prisoners" were tried and convicted and some have Israeli blood on their hands. They weren't "kidnapped", they murdered innocent Israelis.

No matter what Israel does it is never enough. I'm glad Galid is alive (he is the first ever swap of coming back alive) and back home with his family but negotiating with terrorists is a no win situation.

h/t @MargieInTelAviv

Posted by: Stable Hand at 10:28 AM

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