Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Guardian's Failures

Robin Shepherd's On Line Think Tank Blog highlights the lack of moral clarity of Britain's Guardian newspaper -

Anti-Zionist Guardian editorial illustrates failure to grasp real root cause of Israel-Palestine conflict

Israel is a liberal-democratic state where the political rights of Israeli Arabs are protected. One might add that they are far better protected than rights of minorities in any other state in the Middle East as well as in most states around the world.

But these awkward realities do not concern the anti-Israeli mindset. And we must be clear in saying that this is exactly what we are dealing with here. For the refusal to accept Israel as a Jewish state is a refusal to offer legitimacy to Israel as the state envisaged by its founding fathers, by its current population and by the majority of Jews around the world. The Guardian and its allies in Europe thus expose themselves as emphatically rejectionist of the Zionist enterprise itself. They are not part of the solution. They are part of the problem.

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