This week, the notorious far-left publication The Nation announced that it hired rabid antisemite Mohammed El-Kurd as its new Palestine Correspondent.
El-Kurd has a long history of spreading antisemitism. He glorified and whitewashed terrorists, encouraged violence against the Jewish people, spread hatred of the Jewish nation, and expressed horrific vitriol on social media.
In 2020, El-Kurd posted a photo of terrorist Leila Khaled with a knife and a submachine gun, referring to her as a “freedom fighter.” Khaled is a convicted PLFP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) terrorist who was imprisoned for hijacking two airplanes with Jewish passengers, which resulted in a flight attendant getting shot.
El-Kurd also openly incites violence against the Jewish people and the State of Israel. During Israel’s conflict with Hamas in May 2021, El-Kurd obscenely wished death on the Jews tweeting “I hope every one of them dies in the most torturous & slow ways. I hope that they see their mother suffering.”
This wasn’t the first time El-Kurd incited violence against Jews. In 2014, he called for a “third Intifada” on Twitter. During the first two Intifadas, thousands of innocent Israeli civilians were injured or killed by vicious terror attacks.
El-Kurd also had the audacity to relieve Hamas from any wrongdoing during the May 2021 escalation, despite the fact that the terror group fired over 4500 missiles on Israeli civilian population.
Moreover, El-Kurd blamed Israel for daring to defend her citizens and referred to teenage Hamas soldiers as innocent children. “The myth of Israeli self-defense relies inherently on public ignorance…” he tweeted.
Mohammed El-Kurd is determined to spread hatred towards the Jewish people and nation and to create even further division between Israelis and Palestinians. At a time when unity is so desperately needed, El-Kurd is the last person The Nation should be showcasing as their Palestinian voice.
We need YOUR help to have Mohammed El-Kurd removed from his newly appointed position at The Nation! Please email Katrina Vanden Heuvel (publisher), Lizzy Ratner (senior editor), and Roane Carey (managing editor) to voice your outrage!