Ken’s Puff Piece And The Holocaust Denier.
There is an appalling piece of Hamas PR in this week’s New Statesman.
Ken Livingstone interviews Hamas leader, Khaled Meshal.
He’s not really asked any difficult questions and Livingstone seems to grovel at Meshal’s knees, not troubling to pick him up on the difficult issues.
I posted a slightly critical comment, I doubt it will see the light of day. [Update: It did get posted, but there’s no discussion what so ever on these issues, which is a bit scary considering the NS was once meant to be a premier political magazine.]
Next time, the New Statesman should refer to Meshal’s previous interview on Sky, where he advanced his own version of Holocaust revisionism.
“On the 31st of March 2008, Khaled Meshaal tells a Sky interviewer:
“KM: We don’t want to harm any religion in the world. We don’t deny the holocaust.
But, we believe the Zionists have exaggerated the numbers to get sympathy from other nations. But, there is Palestinian suffering caused by Israel.”
Would Ken Livingstone be so gentle with David Irving? I doubt it.
Update 1: I have covered Hamas on a number of occasions.