[Marxism] Fwd: Lancet medical journal under attack for 'extremist hate propaganda' over its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - UK Politics - UK - The Independent

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Apr 24 06:18:41 MDT 2015

One of the world’s oldest and most venerable medical journals is under 
attack from an international group of more than 500 doctors over its 
coverage of the humanitarian disaster caused by the Israeli-Palestinian 

The Lancet and its editor, Richard Horton, have been targeted over what 
the group claims is the “grossly irresponsible misuse of [the journal] 
for political purposes”. The controversy was sparked by an article 
deemed to be critical of Israel’s conduct in Gaza.

The protesting doctors, including five Nobel laureates as well as Lord 
Winston, the broadcaster and IVF pioneer, style themselves “concerned 
academics”, and accuse the journal of publishing “stereotypical 
extremist hate propaganda”. They also accuse the journal’s owner, the 
publishing firm Reed Elsevier, of “profiting from the publication of 
dishonest and malicious material that incites hatred and violence”.


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