Thursday, October 15, 2009

Does Reuters read the news?

But we must also tell the truth in its entirety: within this homeland lives a large Palestinian community. We do not want to rule over them, we do not want to govern their lives, we do not want to impose either our flag or our culture on them. In my vision of peace, in this small land of ours, two peoples live freely, side-by-side, in amity and mutual respect. Each will have its own flag, its own national anthem, its own government. Neither will threaten the security or survival of the other.

That's a direct quote from Binyamin Netanyahu's speech at Bar Ilan University on June 14, 2009. Millions watched or listened to it live; millions of others read the transcript the same evening.

Apparently, Reuters was catching some winks.

In a story today about the UN Human Rights Council meeting to consider the Goldstone report on the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza earlier this year, Reuters' Laura MacInnis writes:

"The text calls for the U.N. General Assembly to consider the Goldstone report and for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review Israel's adherence to it. That would keep up pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who Washington is trying to convince to commit to a "two-state solution" that previous Israeli governments have signed up to."

While they're getting some kip, will someone please order a subscription to The Daily Telegraph for Reuters?

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