Seumas Milne is Jeremy Corbyn’s new director of strategy and communications. Corbyn is well known for having referred to Hamas as ‘friends’ and for supporting them politically. He has said that Hamas is “dedicated to the good of the Palestinian people” and to social and political justice; he has been hosted by them in Gaza.
Milne also has a long record of offering political support to Hamas.
He wrote an op-ed in the Guardian in March 2008 about the conflict which was raging at that time between Israel and Hamas in Gaza: “To blame the victims for this killing spree defies both morality and sense”
David Hirsh responded on the Guardian’s Comment is Free Website with: “Half-truths cannot aid peace”
Seaumas Milne responded on Comment is Free, reproduced here on Engage.
Hirsh responds here on Engage.
Norm Geras also had a go here, on normblog.