UK Media Watch prompts Guardian correction over ‘Israeli think tank’ claim

UK Media Watch

A June 7th Guardian editorial, The Guardian view on Trump’s Middle East: Unsafe, on the US President’s role in the decision by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to cut off ties with Qatar over the regime’s support for terror, including the following paragraph:

The Saudis and the UAE loathe Doha’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, viewed as a mortal threat by Arab regimes. Qatar also hosts Hamas and the Taliban, although this is with the tacit approval of the US, which wants such groups isolated but around to talk to. Such is the anger that deep enmity has been put aside – recent leaks suggest pro-Israeli thinktanks back the Saudi-UAE attempt to cut off Qatar. Such is the anger that deep emnity has been put aside – recent leaks suggest Israeli thinktanks back the Saudi-UAE attempt to cut off Qatar.

The Guardian’s claim regarding the putative…

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