In October we posted about a shameful smear at The Irish Times – by a socialist activist, formerTrotskyite and occasional ‘Comment is Free’ contributor named Eamonn McCann – with the following headline:
McCann’s piece included fantastical anecdotes such as this:
The late Mary Holland once explained to me why she had changed sides on the Israel-Palestine issue after spending just a few hours in the region.
[when you] walked out of the hotel, she recalled, you could see something was terribly wrong. Arabs shrinking back on the pavements to allow Jews to pass, being literally, physically pushed out of their way if they didn’t move fast enough, and, worst of all in her account, the Arabs’ heads-down acceptance of it all.
McCann added a few more alleged examples of racism before concluding that it’s such “settled hatred that lies at the heart of Israel’s official ideology“, and predicting that such…
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