This conclusion that the flight of Arabs from Haifa was instigated by the Arab leadership, and not by the Hagana, isn’t just reached by Karsh, but by historian Benny Morris, and even radical anti-Israel historian Illan Pappe, who acknowledged that “Jewish troops had no clear intention of provoking an Arab exodus” and that “their military strategy was not calculated to produce such an outcome”.
We finally received a response from the Guardian Readers’ Editor, informing us that the correction was made. Editors removed the sentence suggesting the existence of a wall surrounding the Israeli city of Haifa, and added an addendum noting the change.
This morning we noticed that the article was restored by editors. And, whilst the highly inflated PA unemployment stats were removed entirely and “summary killings” were changed to “killings”, they failed to correct the most bizarre claim, that a 8 metre high concrete wall surrounds Haifa!
Here’s the sensational headline which accompanied a Feb 17th article at i100 (The Independent’s BuzzFeed–style website) by Bethan McKernan. Shocking, isn’t it?! Well, no, actually. The Feb. 15th Haaretz op-ed i100 cites, written by […]
Yesterday, we posted about an extraordinarily misleading Guardian data blog entry on the Palestinian economy – a piece by Mona Chalabi titled ‘How does Palestine’s economy work?‘, Oct. 14 – which assigned […]
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is clearly a moderate. How do I know? Well, per Harriet Sherwood’s latest Guardian report (Aug. 23), for starters, he recently said the following about the concessions he’s […]
A recent edition of The Observer (sister publication of the Guardian) published their weekly top 20 photographs, which included this image of a new Israeli immigrant being greeted outside the old airport […]
Conscientious objectors have been with us as long as there have been wars, and the fact that there are a few Israelis who claim this status in an attempt to exempt themselves […]
The Guardian’s coverage of the culmination of the civil law suit brought by the parents of Rachel Corrie – a verdict which was handed down in Haifa on August 28th, 2012 – […]
Definitely not on the standard list of tourist destinations in Israel, and less well-known than its counterpart in Yaffo (Jaffa), the flea market in down-town Haifa is well worth a visit whether […]
A H/T for this post goes to Israelinurse Considering that Israel hosts the highest density of foreign correspondents per capita in the world, which results in a magnified media spotlight upon events […]
On Friday evening Israeli news outlets were reporting that the Carmel fire was spreading from the direction of Haifa University towards the neighborhood of Denya in the city. Over 8,600 acres have […]
The widely respected, and highly reputable, organization, Act For Israel, has launched a campaign to raise funds to assist Israel’s fire relief efforts. The deadly forest fires broke out near Carmel Forest […]
A Guest Post by AKUS The worst fire in Israel’s history has been burning out of control on the Carmel Mountain near Haifa since Thursday morning. So how has the Guardian’s reporter […]