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December 24, 2012

NY Times Editorial Repeats Falsehood Already Corrected on Its News Pages

The late U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said once, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.'' New York Times editorial writers, however, do not believe this adage applies to them. In their obsession to indict Israel for allegedly obstructing peace in the Middle East, they freely use falsehoods upon which to base their opinion of Israeli guilt-- even falsehoods that were previously corrected on the news pages of their own newspaper.

CAMERA staff already demonstrated to New York Times news editors the falseness of alleging that Israeli building in the E1 corrdior cuts off the northern and southern West Bank and prevents a contiguous Palestinian state. And on Dec. 16, 2012, The New York Times, published a correction.

Nearly a week later, however, in an editorial entitled "The Fading Mideast Peace Dream," one in a slew of such columns blaming Israel, the editorial writer used the exact same misinformation to yet again indict Israel. The editorial got straight to its point:

So far this week, Mr. Netanyahu’s hard-line government, defying the Western powers, has approved construction of more than 6,000 new housing units. The approvals follow an announcement late last month that Israel would continue planning for new development in the E1 area — a project northeast of Jerusalem that would split the West Bank and prevent the creation of a viable contiguous Palestinian state.

That editorial writers of the New York Times are obsessive in their quest to always blame Israel is not news. Nor is it news that they do not feel compelled to stick to the facts. What is new is that now they willingly contradict what their own news pages say for the sole purpose of indicting Israel. (See CAMERA's newest monograph on Indicting Israel: New York Times Coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Posted by RH at December 24, 2012 01:32 PM


This is close to proof that truth does not always win in the end: anti-Jewish libels have been spread and perpetuated without significant diminution for millennia, from the accusation of the killing of Christ to the current control of American policy by a supposed Israel lobby. It is a constant slog to battle this scourge, always in the hope, often vain, that it will not break out into persecution and murder.

Posted by: Sid at December 27, 2012 04:35 PM

I contacted Times on their last falsehood report. I also included a "letter to the editor"withTimes obsession to indict Israel with their disengenuous reports. why can't their false reports be publicized on a more vast media basis?
Jerry Shapiro

Posted by: Jerry Shapiro at December 28, 2012 03:40 PM

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