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Guardian Editor: Sorry About That 9/11-Jenin Comparison

By Daniel Treiman

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The editor of Britain’s left-wing Guardian newspaper is saying sorry for a 2002 editorial that argued that “Israel’s actions in Jenin were every bit as repellent as Osama Bin Laden’s attack on New York on September 11.”

The editorial came in the wake of Israel’s military incursions into the Jenin, which sparked media reports — particularly in the British press — of mass-atrocities against Palestinian civilians. The reports, of course, ultimately proved to be unfounded.

“I take full responsibility for the misjudgment,” Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger said at the closing section of Britain’s Jewish Book Week, where he was speaking along with former Ha’aretz editor David Landau.

The Jerusalem Post has the story.

Hat tip: Little Green Footballs


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