Seaumas Milne in debate with David Hirsh. 2008. Hamas, antisemitism and the politics of peace

<small>Seumas Milne and David Hirsh</small>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.

Milne replies again here, reproduced on Engage.

Hirsh responds yet again, here on Engage.

Hirsh writes this a couple of weeks later on Engage.

Norm Geras also had a go here, on normblog.

One Response to “Seaumas Milne in debate with David Hirsh. 2008. Hamas, antisemitism and the politics of peace”

  1. Brian Goldfarb Says:

    Does this mean that the unlovely Milne is no longer employed by The Guardian, or is he being paid by The Guardian to be Corbyn’s “Director of Strategy & Communications” (how’s that for a euphemism for “Minister for Propaganda and Ideology”)? I think we should be told.

    They’ll make a lovely couple: a political match made in heaven. At least The Guardian can only get better if S. Milne has departed.

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