Guardian Removes “Jewish Lobby” Reference

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The Guardian’s report on the IDF capture of an Iranian weapons ship contained the following paragraph:

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The reference to a “powerful Jewish lobby” is insidious as well as inaccurate (AIPAC is not an exclusively Jewish organization). HonestReporting Managing Editor Simon Plosker tweeted the following to The Guardian’s Middle East Editor Ian Black:

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CiF Watch also weighed in and some hours later, The Guardian amended its article to refer to AIPAC more accurately as the “powerful pro-Israel lobby.” Nonetheless, the initial “slip” on the part of The Guardian’s journalists gives us a very sorry but unsurprising insight into their prejudiced thinking.


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