According to Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor, Dr. Paola Manduca and Dr. Swee Ang—two of the authors of “An open letter for the people of Gaza,” which slams Israel for its conduct last summer’s Operation Protective Edge—shared an email with the subject line “CNN Goldman Sachs & the Zio Matrix” that included a link to Duke’s video.
“The Lancet’s leadership, including Richard Horton and Reed Elsevier Properties, must immediately condemn these individuals and retract their tainted letter,” Yitzhak Santis, chief programs officer at NGO Monitor, said in a statement. “There is no excuse for The Lancet to give prominence to Manduca and Ang, individuals who trade in racist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.”
NGO Monitor said that it contacted Reed Elsevier Properties, the journal’s parent company, calling for the retraction of the open letter and for the company to publicly distance itself from the authors. But NGO Monitor has yet to receive a response.