Thursday, July 29, 2010

Another Ha-Ha-Haaretz "Really?"

A "really?" is that category of journalism reporting that immediately strikes you as being suspiciously unbelieveable.

Like this example this evening on the HaAretz site:

Israel captured East Jerusalem along with the rest of the West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 Six Day War. Before that, Jews had no access to the Old City, located entirely in East Jerusalem, or any of its holy sites.

"Before that"?

Before what?

"No access to the Old City"?


If before 1967, the intention had to have been and should have been explicit: "between 1948 and 1967". And that because Jews actually lived in the Old City, in the Muslim Quarter in addition to the Jewish Quarter for hundreds of years and before that, intermittedly for almost 1800 years. With full access, relatively speaking.

But that would mean that Haaretz would have to refer to the illegal Jordanian occupation of the territory in contravvention to the UN 1947 recommendation.

Oh, well. Who reads main stream media anymore for facts?

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