Independent fails to correct Ken Loach’s lie of “racially segregated” West Bank roads

Ken Loach's claim in The Independent that there are apartheid-style, "racially segregated roads" in the West Bank is an outright lie, and we encourage you to lodge a complaint at the Indy using this online form.

As we noted in a previous post, British film director Ken Loach published an op-ed at The Independent last week to rebuke Thom Yorke, lead singer of the band Radiohead, for refusing to cancel his band’s July 19th Tel Aviv concert.  In our post, we highlighted one particularly egregious lie by Loach: that there are “racially segregated roads” in the West Bank.

Here’s the paragraph in question:

The facts couldn’t be clearer: there are not, nor have there ever been, anything resembling “racially segregated roads” or “Jews-only” roads in Israel or the West Bank. There is absolutely no wiggle room for Indy editors here.  

Various versions of this claim – meant to support the Israeli “apartheid” smear – have been definitively refuted, and have led to CAMERA prompted corrections at major news sites, including one at The Washington Post in a March 2017 op-ed by Richard Cohen titled “Is Israel Losing its Soul?” Here’s the correction:

CAMERA also prompted corrections on this same issue at Associated PressThe Boston Globe, and The Post itself back in 2010. Loach’s claim that there are apartheid-style, racially segregated roads in the West Bank is an outright lie, and we encourage you to lodge a complaint at the Indy using this online form.

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