The Guardian published a letter on July 18th by an Israeli from Modi’in, a city in the center of the country where this writer also lives.
However, Modi’in is fully within Israel, west of the Green Line. (Within the greater Modi’in-Maccabim-Reut municipality, Maccabim is located in what’s known as no-man’s land, but Mr. Youngerwood does not live in Maccabim, but in Modi’in proper.)
Interestingly, Modi’in was correctly placed in Israel by the BBC in a July 18th article in which Mr. Youngerwood was quoted in a story featuring Palestinian and Israeli views on the current IDF ground operation.
In fairness, the Guardian’s latest geographic “editing error” is of course small potatoes as, you may recall, they used to claim that Tel Aviv was Israel’s capital.
- Modi’in Diarist: Barely Legal (cifwatch.com)
- AccuWeather.com creates a Palestinian homeland in Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut (cifwatch.com)