UKMW prompts Financial Times correction – editors admit there are no ‘Jews-only roads’ in West Bank.

A few days ago, we posted about a claim in an article (Israel at 70: my return to a divided country, Oct. 27) by Adam LeBor published in the Financial Times.

Here’s the paragraph we focused on, which makes an allegation about Israeli roads in the West Bank:

[Israel] construct[s] an infrastructure of roads, water and electricity supplied exclusively for Jews

The suggestion by LeBor that there are religiously exclusive roads in the West Bank is an especially insidious lie because it evokes the greater lie that Israel is an ‘apartheid’ state.  In fact, as CAMERA has demonstrated on multiple occasions, there are not, nor have there ever been, anywhere in Israel or the West Bank, roads exclusively for Jews.  

We tweeted Mr. LeBor and emailed editors to explain that the allegation was false.  A few days later, we received a reply from editors informing us that they upheld our complaint.  The revised passage is still somewhat problematic, but no longer suggests the existence of ‘Jewish only roads’: 

[Israel] constructs an infrastructure of roads, water and electricity for Jewish settlers while often ignoring the needs of local Palestinian communities?

The following correction appeared in the Nov. 4th print edition of the paper:

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