BBC: Israel warns of Gaza ‘holocaust’
It all stems from a Reuters mistranslation of remarks by Israeli Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilnai. He said on Israeli radio: “The more the Qassam rocket fire (on Israeli civilians) intensifies and increases its range, the Palestinians are bringing upon themselves a bigger disaster because we will use all our might to defend ourselves."
But the Hebrew word ‘shoah’ (‘disaster’) was mistakenly translated by Reuters as ‘Holocaust’ (Heb. ‘HaShoah’), and this has triggered what Anglican Friends of Israel have termed ‘an international news libel against Israel’.
A number of British-owned or British-based media are among the news outlets which have propagated the libel, and one may reasonably conjecture, from their recent track record, that their predisposition is to stir up anti-Semitism through false and inflammatory coverage of Israel.
Cranmer will not hold his breath (if he but had any) awaiting the retraction and apology.