Apology to George Galloway

October 24, 2008

Readers of an article published in the August 7 issue may have mistakenly thought that George Galloway, when speaking at an anti-war rally about his support for Hizbollah and its leader, had pointed to Hassan Nasrallah's statement that "the Jews invented the legend of the Nazi atrocities".

In fact, it was the National Union of Students which had pointed to these comments by Hassan Nasrallah when condemning Mr Galloway for this support of the Hizbollah leader.

We accept that Mr Galloway did not refer to the atrocities during that speech and indeed has described the Holocaust as the "worst crime in history". We apologise to Mr Galloway for any embarrassment or distress.

Last updated: 11:08am, October 23 2008