Guardian characterizes Boris Johnson’s pro-Israel, anti-BDS comments as a “gaffe”

UK Media Watch

The Guardian published a story today (July 14th) by Chris Johnstonon the appointment, by Britain’s new prime minister, of former London Mayor Boris Johnson as foreign secretary titled ‘Britain’s new foreign secretary Boris Johnson: a career of international gaffes‘.

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Among the “gaffes” listed, were comments by Johnson while on a trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories last year.

Israel – November 2015

Johnson’s visit to the occupied Palestinian territories is severely curtailed by his hosts in protest at a series of strongly pro-Israel remarks. They included telling an audience in Tel Aviv that a trade boycott of Israeli goods was “completely crazy” and supported by “corduroy-jacketed, snaggletoothed, lefty academics in the UK”.

Tellingly, another Guardian journalist today on twitter (deputy editorPaul Johnson) repeated the mantra that Johnson “insulted” the Palestinians during his visit.

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What these Guardian journalists are referring to is the row

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