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Friday, August 12, 2011

Eager beaver reporter says Israel building 1,600 new 'settlements'

An overeager reporter/blogger has reported on a major website (the home of Jeffrey Goldberg) that Israel is going to build 1,600 new 'settlements' (if only... ) under the approval that was given on Thursday. This is going to be a screen cap rather than a cut and paste.

Note the first sentence.

If you look at the link I provided above, you will see that the post itself was also originally entitled 'Israel okays 1,600 new settlements in the West Bank.' If you blog you know that when you change the name of a post, the name of the link does not change.

The mistake in the title was pointed out earlier on Thursday, and apparently the Atlantic fixed the title but no one bothered to read the post.

Maybe they need to hire some copy editors. Heh.

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At 5:40 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Jerusalem is nowhere near the West Bank! Laziness and ignorance about basic geographical facts show up in Western mainstream publications!

We'll see if this is corrected.

At 5:40 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Each time one of these is mentioned, the best way to counter the slime is to have a site that can be linked:

-Map (location and elevation info)

-Land ownership, title search, present and through past years w/Ottomans, Jordanian years, sales by Palestinian families to Israelis over the years, etc.

If sites like Israel Matzav will put this GIS info (or at least links to accurate maps, etc.) every time, it would make an enormous difference in the ability of those of us who are geographically challenged to counter (or at least not buy) the inflammatory claims of the press.

At 3:24 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Ha! NormanF says almost the exact same thing I did!! I rest my case. These media creeps get away with it (and I guarantee that their lying info influences people all over the U.S. govt, think tanks, etc.) because Israel has not yet provided the FACTS on the ground. No cosmic sentences or editorial stuff... I'm talking block by block, acre by acre title search info by year (the year by year historical title record with buying/selling supports Israel's case). Your Jerusalem mayor talks title search, ownership, etc. but there is not a link (that I can find) that presents the title search info...

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Notice the name of the reporter.

The Torah said that our worst enemies would come from amongst us.



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