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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Guardian runs Wiesel ad against Hamas' child sacrifice

This is a bit of a surprise. The Guardian has run an ad against child sacrifice by Elie Wiesel and Rabbi Shmuely Boteach. The ad had previously been rejected by the Times of London. This is from the first link.
The ad was rejected by The Times, which claimed by way of explanation "that the opinion being expressed is too strong and too forcefully made and will cause concern amongst a significant number of Times readers'."
The advert has already run in a number of major US publications, including The Times' sister publication, the Wall Street Journal, as well as The New York Times and The Washington Post.
But the decision to run it in the Guardian - which is well-known for its hostile editorial line towards Israel - will come as particularly surprising, and raises further questions about The Times' decision not to run it.
Condemning the decision by The Times to reject the ad, Rabbi Boteach accused the paper of "catering to bigotry."
The Guardian and the Independent are the last two British papers I would have expected to run that ad.

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