Campaigners on Friday unveiled a legal challenge to the British print media’s self-regulating body over inaccurate coverage of a Palestinian meeting in Parliament last year. Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine activist Jonathan Coulter is attempting to crowdfund initial legal costs of about $27,000. The Independent Press Standards Organization, IPSO, in April mostly dismissed Coulter’s complaint on behalf of the Palestinian Return Centre about coverage by The Times and The Sunday Times. The event was a launch of the Palestinian Return Centre’s campaign asking the UK government to apologize for the Balfour Declaration – the British colonial edict of 1917 which ultimately led to the expulsion of more than half the Arab population of Palestine in 1948. Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle accused the meeting’s chairperson, Jenny Tonge, of “Jew-hating” and claimed the Palestinian Return Centre had “spouted the sort of stuff […]
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