Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Guardian 'mislead' on Palestine Papers quote

    Tzipi Livni
    Tzipi Livni

    The Guardian has admitted that it used a quote from Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni on the Palestine Papers in a “misleading” way.

    The newspaper’s corrections and clarifications editor said Ms Livni's comment on the documents, released by Al-Jazeera last month, “was cut in a way that may have given a misleading impression”.

    In a report on January 24, Ms Livni was quoted as having said: “The Israel policy is to take more and more land day after day and that at the end of the day we'll say that it is impossible, we already have the land and cannot create the state."

    In fact, what she actually said was that she understood the sentiments of the Palestinians when they saw the settlements being built.

    She said: “The meaning from the Palestinian perspective is that Israel takes more land, that the Palestinian state will be impossible, the Israel policy is to take more and more land day after day and that at the end of the day we'll say that it is impossible, we already have the land and cannot create the state."

    The Guardian has faced heavy criticism for its coverage of the Palestine Papers.

    Advocacy group Bicom said the newspaper had made “consistent distortions”, which differed starkly from what was said in the documents.

    Bicom said: “The Guardian has pursued an aggressive line in interpreting the documents, casting both Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in a negative light.”

    The outgoing Israeli ambassador to Britain, Ron Prosor, also accused the Guardian of “out Hamasing-Hamas”.

Uk News

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'

Marcus Dysch

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'
Special Reports

Dublin benefits from overseas aid

Barry Toberman

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dublin benefits from overseas aid
Uk News

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'

JC Reporter

Monday, December 5, 2016

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'
Uk News

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees
Uk News

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'

By Simon Rocker

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'
Uk News

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'

Rosa Doherty

Friday, December 2, 2016

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'
Uk News

Anti-Israel conference faces delay

Lee Harpin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Anti-Israel conference faces delay
Uk News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity
Uk News

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

JC Reporter

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86