‘Guardian’ columnist apologizes for ‘anti-Semitic slur’

27.10.2011                      29.Tischrei. 5772

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‘Guardian’ columnist apologizes for ‘anti-Semitic slur’

Deborah Orr: Hamas-Israel prisoner swap acknowledges acceptance of idea that Israeli life more important than Palestinian.

A Guardian journalist has apologized after being accused of anti-Semitism following an article in which she maintained that Israel’s eagerness to bring home Gilad Schalit was based on a “Zionist” belief that the lives “of the chosen are of hugely greater consequence than those of their unfortunate neighbors.
Deborah Orr, a columnist for the Guardian, said in an article published last week, titled “Is an Israeli life really more important than a Palestinian’s?”, that the prisoner swap between Hamas and Israel, which led to the release of Schalit, “tacitly acknowledges acceptance of that obscene idea.”…