LISTENING to Any Questions the other day, I was intrigued to hear one of the panellists refer to a fascinating website run by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), an organisation that translates news reports and speeches from the Arab world. MEMRI has provided a valuable insight into developments in Arab politics and religion, including illuminating translations of sermons, whose reliability no one has seriously contested.Clive Davis doesn't think this is anti-semitic
But on Friday night’s show George Galloway kept interrupting his fellow-panellist to point out that people working for MEMRI were Israelis. A section of the audience laughed and applauded, as though this exposed MEMRI’s work as unworthy of further attention.
There is a word for the belief that you should judge something more harshly when you discover that it is produced by Jewish people. It’s simple anti-Semitism. I’m sure George will want to denounce it the next time he hears it."
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