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April 19, 2005

Media Continues to Misrepresent Construction West of Ma'aleh Adumim

As the media echoes critics of Israel's building west of Ma'aleh Adumim with the claim that it bisects a future Palestinian state and cuts off its contiguity, CAMERA continues to press for media accuracy on the subject. Below is a map by the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA) demonstrating the proposed E1 corridor which would include the housing units that are being discussed.

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In fact, a senior researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies confirmed to CAMERA that the residential building being criticized would cover no more than 30-35% of this hypothetical plan. Much of the remainder would remain open space with a garbage collection site in the southern part that would serve both Palestinians and Israelis.

Read more about the contiguity double standard.

Posted by RH at April 19, 2005 05:50 PM