Seumas Milne says Hamas isn't antisemitic anymore - Hamas says it was the Jews who perpetrated the Holocaust
Added by David Hirsh on May 02, 2008 06:59:49 PM.
Remember this exchange with Guardian columnist Seumas Milne in March? Milne wrote this:
"Hirsh is right that the Hamas charter of 1988 was a reactionary, anti-Jewish document. But he omits to mention what he must know, namely that Hamas leaders have in recent years repeatedly disavowed its formulations and commissioned the draft of a new charter."
Now look at this video clip, broadcast by Hamas TV station "Al Aqsa TV" on April 18 2008:So will Seumas Milne will now admit that he was wrong when he repeated his claim? He wrote:
"More telling still is his perverse and contemptible claim that I was "apologizing for, and denying, racism against Jews". I was of course doing the opposite. As I said in my earlier post, the Hamas charter of 1988 was a "reactionary, anti-Jewish document", but it has been repeatedly disavowed in recent years by Hamas leaders, specifically in relation to the anti-Jewish tropes."
Is Seumas Milne capable of admitting that he was wrong about Hamas? Is Seumas Milne capable of admitting that Hamas is indeed an unambiguously antisemitic organization?