Guardian Editor Rubs Elbows With Hamas PropagandistsOctober 4, 2010 11:04 by BackSpin Editor
This is a photo of Michael White, The Guardian’s associate editor, along with MP Sir Gerald Kaufman (wearing the Palestinian scarf) at a meeting organised by Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East and Middle East Monitor (MEMO).
It says a lot about White and his paper that he rubs elbows with Hamas propagandists. Harry’s Place points out:
MEMO is the pro-Hamas propagandas operation of Daud Abdullah. He is the former deputy secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, a signatory of the infamous Istanbul Declaration (pdf), and a fanatical Israel hater. Abdullah’s deputy at MEMO is Ibrahim Hewitt, chairman of Interpal, another British charity that serves Hamas.
On MEMO’s pages you will find work such as this foul accusation of dual loyalty against the British ambassador to Israel, support for blood libel tales, and piece after piece by Abdel Bari Atwan, the journalist who has said he would “dance in Trafalgar Square” if Israel were annihilated by Iran in a nuclear strike.
What kind of company is this to keep?
Don’t be too shocked with White’s associations. Last year, White told the BBC that the IDF “murders people” because “they don’t like their political style,” then offered an an utterly unconvincing defense.