I personally don't think I can add much to what Tony Greenstein has laid out below, but let's go back to the old days when this "august" newspaper was known as the Manchester Guardian. Back then I believe the newspaper was known for its generally left-wing views on the political issues of the day - after WWII from 1950 onwards.
In its later manifestation it had gained so much readership from elsewhere in the UK south of Manchester that it changed its name to "The Guardian.
When one of South Africa's remaining anti-apartheid newspapers was busy collapsing due to the ramifications of the apartheid government - the South African one, not the Israeli one - the Guardian more or stepped in and provided an alternative newspaper voice and the paper in South Africa to this day is called the Mail and Guardian.
The Guardian along the way has spread its wings until these days, in the 2000s, it is as right wing as they come.
What a shame and what a disgrace is their behaviour towards Antony Loewenstein and others who have other political views to the developing right-wing approach being pushed by the Guardian.
What a let-down to everybody in this reactionary political climate around the world to have what was one of the remaining newspapers with a little proper journalism still left, losing the plot altogether and supporting apartheid Israel at a time when Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions are beginning to show their effect on apartheid Israel.
Saturday, 24 December 2016 - from Tony Greenstein blog
Guardian Cowardice as it abandons Antony Loewenstein to Israel's Ministry of Information
|Antony Loewenstein's profile on Guardian website which lists over a 100 articles he has written|
|Antony Loewenstein - his crime was asking an uncomfortable question of Israeli MK and leader of Yesh Atid, Yair Lapid, a notorious racist opposed to 'mixed-race' i.e. Jewish-Arab liaisons|
|HonestReporting is one of the many Israeli funded groups which dedicated themselves to combating unsympathetic coverage of Israeli and Zionist repression and racism|
|Harriet Sherwood, former Guardian Israel correspondent, now their religious affairs correspondent. Perhaps appropriate since her behaviour towards Loewenstein resembleds that of Judas towards Jesus|
|Sherwood on Twitter demonstrating that when it comes to solidarity with journalists under attack, the Guardian's journalists retreat by example|
|Peter Beaumont - Guardian's Jerusalem correspondent in the normal act of solidarity one expects of Guardian journalists denied all knowledge of Loewenstein|