Guardian normalises antisemitism without even trying

UK Media Watch

On Dec. 12th The Guardian (and most other UK news outlets) reported that the government of Theresa May officially adopted the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. Among the expressions of antisemitism included in the definition, as it relates to Israel, are “drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis”.

As blogger David Collier demonstrated in a groundbreaking report released yesterday, such Nazi analogies (along with other expressions of antisemitism) are disturbingly common amongst members of the largest pro-Palestinian organisation in the UK, Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

With this in mind, note the photo used by the Guardian to illustrate a Feb. 23rd report on protests in Sydney – organised by Palestine Action Group – over the Israeli Prime Minister’s recent visit.

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Remarkably, nowhere in the story (including in the photo caption) is the antisemitic placard – depicting the Jewish prime minister as Adolf Hitler –  even alluded to…

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