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Zionist Big Bang Theory at the Guardian

Such framing of events in the Middle East represents more than mere hostility to Israel.
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Quite a few commentators have rightly taken the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, to task for his recent absurd suggestion that the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict represents the root cause of instability in the Middle East.

Fabius’s remarkably myopic understanding of the region prompted Binyamin Netanyahu to point out the obvious: that if peace with the Palestinians were achieved today, the centrifuges won’t stop spinning in Iran, the savage civil war in Syria won’t abate, the instability in Egypt wouldn’t end, and attacks on the West will continue.

However, when I read Laurent’s comments, uttered in Ramallah after he met with Mahmoud Abbas, it reminded me of something the Guardian once claimed at the dawn of what they still were calling the “Arab Spring.” Sure enough:

A Guardian Feb. 2011 official editorial (“The Middle East: People, Power, Politics“) on Muammar Gaddafi’s brutal crackdown against protesters at the dawn of their civil war, and the broader political upheavals in the region, included this risible line:

“the Libyan leader may still be considered too valuable to lose, as US influence in the region decreases. Nowhere is that truer than in the cockpit of the crisis, Palestine.

The Guardian’s surreal editorial, which though dealing with Libya somehow managed to devote 200 of 675 words to the issue of “Palestine,” was indicative of the paper’s shameful misreading of the political upheavals which had occurred, or were to occur, in Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and elsewhere.

Such framing of events in the Middle East – which attributes most political maladies to Israel’s “injurious” effects on the region – represents more than mere hostility to Israel, but is part of a broader political framework which often shows itself impervious to facts, logic, and new information.

Whilst the Guardian’s editorial line no longer seems wedded to this absurd Zionist causality, the fact that their initial response was to draw a line from Tripoli to Jerusalem speaks volumes about the intellectually crippling effects of their far-left ideology.

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About the Author: Adam Levick serves as Managing Editor of CiF Watch, an affiliate of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), and is a member of the Online Antisemitism Working Group for the Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism. Adam made Aliyah from Philadelphia in 2009 and lives with his wife in Modi'in.

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10 Responses to “Zionist Big Bang Theory at the Guardian”

  1. MattMcLaughlin says:

    General David Petraeus told the Armed Services Committee 3/17/’10:’The enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors present distinct challenges to our ability to advance our interests in the AOR [area of operational responsibility]. Israeli-Palestinian tensions often flare into violence and large-scale armed confrontations. The conflict foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel. Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits the strength and depth of U.S. partnerships with governments and peoples in the AOR and weakens the legitimacy of moderate regimes in the Arab world. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda and other militant groups exploit that anger to mobilize support. The conflict also gives Iran influence in the Arab world through its clients, Lebanese Hizballah and Hamas.”

  2. Matt McLaughlin says:

    General David Petraeus told the Armed Services Committee 3/17/'10:
    'The enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors present distinct challenges to our ability to advance our interests in the AOR [area of operational responsibility]. Israeli-Palestinian tensions often flare into violence and large-scale armed confrontations. The conflict foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel. Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits the strength and depth of U.S. partnerships with governments and peoples in the AOR and weakens the legitimacy of moderate regimes in the Arab world. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda and other militant groups exploit that anger to mobilize support. The conflict also gives Iran influence in the Arab world through its clients, Lebanese Hizballah and Hamas."

  3. Conflicts abound world wide as the Bible said they would in the end times. The list of waring nations is huge! Iran continues it’s development of nuclear weapons & Assad is still in power. Intell seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb. Israel can’t afford to gamble with this. Assad has allegedly used WMD’s against rebels and has targeted Tel-Aviv with his missiles. If this situation does not drastically change soon for the better, I believe the war in Isaiah Chapter 17 will likely take place. I wrote a small 6 page book that outlines what I believe the Bible states will take place soon as well as the potential trends I see at this time. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

  4. Anthony Kent says:

    The Guardian never admits the error of its ways (the left never do). But, Israel has been markedly less conspicuous in their pages this year as Syria and Egypt hog the limelight.

  5. Anthony Kent says:

    The Guardian never admits the error of its ways (the left never do). But, Israel has been markedly less conspicuous in their pages this year as Syria and Egypt hog the limelight.

  6. One day, we will kneel to their LORD. Keep this in mind.

  7. Firoze says:

    True Israel Palestine tensions, and annexation of territories in the pre-1967 Jerusalem complicates U.S. diplomacy and credibility in the Arab world., but the inherent turmoil and upheaval in the region has nothing to do with it. The Arab uprisings are grass roots movement steeped in sectarian conflict in some places and ideological conflicts in other places. This will continue even if Israel ceases to exist.

  8. MattMcLaughlin says:

    Firoze jews were a quarrelsome people thousands of years before any Muslim existed. whats the point?

  9. Matt McLaughlin says:

    America's kneeling to the israel lobby now.

  10. jgray1 says:

    it’s all the fault of the Chews.

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