Monday, November 15, 2010

Article: Clinton criticizes Israeli plan; Says new construction impedes peace talks

Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010

This article reported on criticism by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of of Israeli construction in disputed territories. There was no report of any criticism of Arab construction in disputed territories.

Omission: The article referred to Arabs pulling out of negotiations after Israel "refused to extend a 10-month limited building freeze in West Bank settlements," but omitted any reference to the Arabs refusing to talk for nearly two years or the declaration of the building moratorium as a one-time gesture.

Omission. Misleading: The article referred to the United States giving the Palestinian Authority an additional $150 million "as it readies for full statehood under a potential future peace agreement," but omitted mentioning that the leaders of the Palestinian Authority are repeatedly threatening to declare independence unilaterally, without a peace agreement and in violation of signed commitments to negotiate rather than act unilaterally.


Factual Accuracy: 9
Bias-Free: 8
Pro-Israel: 0
Anti-Israel: 3

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