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New York Times’ Jerusalem Chief Admits Anti-Israel Bias

Even after the New York Times issued a remarkable correction, the paper's bureau chief claims she was essentially correct in writing that construction in E-1 would cut Judea and Samaria in two.
New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Jodi Wilgoren

New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Jodi Wilgoren

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But Roduren, in a news report for the world’s leading publication, made an assumption about allegedly nefarious Israeli goals. And there is a difference between reporting what critics say and reporting facts – such as that a “contiguous” Palestinian state would be impossible with Jews living on the hill known as E-1, as she did. In order to be fair and present readers with all the facts, news articles should not cite the sources and not present them as undisputed facts.

In fact, when an issue is so bound up in controversy – that was what makes building on some empty hill in the middle east newsworthy to people around the world – reporters should not only cite the Arab critics, but also an advocate for Israel who explains why E-1 would not make a “contiguous” Palestinian state impossible or, even better, defending Israel’s right to do so regardless of its effect on the prospect of “contiguous” Palestinian statehood or the establishment of a Palestinian state at all.

The fact that even after the revisions, the article still only cites anti-settlement sources, is evidence of Abrams’ theory, that everyone Ruderon speaks to pretty much thinks the same thing.

In any case, here’s the excerpt of the e-mail that Politico published:

It’s not correct that most of the people I associate with have a left wing perspective, or any particular perspective. In fact I have been widely praised for speaking to a broad variety of people for my stories.

The essence of what our E1 story said was correct: that building there is seen by palestinians, peace advocates and diplomats worldwide as the death knell of the two state solution, because it prevents meaningful contiguity in the West Bank and easy access to the heart of East Jerusalem. (The Israelis also understand this; it’s precisely why this area was chosen at this time.)

On deadline, late at night and at the end of a very long couple of weeks, I used imprecise language and, yes, did not study the map carefully enough. I deeply regret that, but it does not betray any agenda or anything about who I know or consult in my reporting. [Emphasis added].

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About the Author: Daniel Tauber is a frequent contributor to various prominent publications, including the Jewish Press, Arutz Sheva, Americanthinker.com, the Jerusalem Post and Ha’aretz. Daniel is also an attorney admitted to practice law in Israel and New York and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. You can follow him on facebook and twitter.


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