On 2 July 2008 we published an article entitled “Just look what came crawling out” which alleged that at a protest at the celebration in London of the 60th anniversary of the founding
of the state of Israel, Mohammad Sawalha had referred to Jews in Britian as “evil/noxious”. We now accept that Mr Sawalha made no such anti-Semitic statement and that the article was
based on a mistranslation elsewhere of an earlier report. We and Melanie Phillips apologise for the error.
This article first appeared in the print edition of The Spectator magazine, dated November 27, 2010Tags: Mohammad Sawalha, Sawahla