Thursday, February 11, 2010

Reuters creates "nation" of "Palestine"

In a story on the latest threats from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to liquidate Israel, Reuters quotes Ahmadinejad:
"We have reliable information ... that the Zionist regime is after finding a way to compensate for its ridiculous defeats from the people of Gaza and Lebanon's Hezbollah," Ahmadinejad told Syria's Bashar al-Assad, referring to conflicts in 2006 and 2009.
"If the Zionist regime should repeat its mistakes and initiate a military operation, then it must be resisted with full force to put an end to it once and for all."
And then quotes him again:
Ahmadinejad, who has often predicted the imminent demise of the Jewish state, said Iran would remain on the side of regional nations including Syria, Lebanon and Palestine.
Oops!  Our mistake.  There are no quotation marks so apparently, Reuters has unilaterally declared the nation of Palestine.  Mazel Tov!

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