From the Jerusalem Post: “Islam Channel sponsors anti-Zionist debate in London”
LONDON – Informed, honest debate on the Middle East has been stifled because of a fear of being accused of anti-Semitism, according to the participants in a discussion hosted by the Islam Channel in central London on Thursday. The broadcaster is the
largest Islamic television outlet in Europe.
For “Zionism,” substitute “jihad” (and “jihadists” for “Zionists”). For “anti-Semitism,” substitute “Islamophobia.” Much better.
The discussion, titled: “Why anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism,” was filmed against a backdrop reading “Zionism: The cancer at the heart of international affairs.”
The discussion was chaired by Alan Hart, a former ITN and BBC correspondent whose latest book, “Zionism: The real enemy of the Jews” was recently published. He said, “The anti-Semitism card is something the Zionists have exploited to suppress debate.”
He said the mainstream media had concealed “the truth of history” out of fear of offending Jews and thanked CEO Mohammed Ali of the Islam Channel for “his courage in widening the debate.”
“The propaganda they use, the Melanie Phillips version [a Jewish journalist for The Daily Mail], is that Israel faces annihilation and fears being pushed into the sea,” Hart said. He said this was a myth.