Monday, November 15, 2010

Article: Abbas: U.N. appeal possible

Date: Friday, November 12, 2010

This short article consisted solely of the following paragraph:
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday asserted his government's right to petition the United Nations Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state if Israel refuses to halt construction in the West Bank. He spoke in the West Bank city of Ramallah to mark the sixth anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Omission: The article omitted any reference to the salient facts that such an action would violate the Oslo Agreements committing the Palestinian Arabs to negotiate a peace and refrain from such unilateral acts and that the Oslo Agreements permit construction by both Arabs and Israelis in the disputed areas.


Factual Accuracy: 10
Bias-Free: 9
Pro-Israel: 0
Anti-Israel: 0

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