We recently posted about an article in The Times (Can Jared Kushner sell a peace deal without the Palestinians?, July 5th) by Anshel Pfeffer and Catherine Philp which included, as historical context on the new US peace plan, a list of “Failed Peace Attempts” going back to 1919.
The problem, we noted, was that it strangely omitted Ehud Olmert’s widely reported far reaching peace offer in 2008 which was rejected by Mahmoud Abbas – a story which was actually covered by Times of London in 2009.
.@thetimes omits Olmert’s 2008 peace plan (rejected by Abbas) in their list of “failed peace efforts”. https://t.co/voQrAjklb7 pic.twitter.com/924XwuhG1G
— CAMERA UK (formerly UK Media Watch and BBC Watch) (@CAMERAorgUK) July 8, 2018
The proposal addressed all the core issues of the conflict and would have created a Palestinian state in Gaza, 97% of the West Bank and established a capital in east Jerusalem.
Following communication with Times of London editors, they agreed to revise the section, adding the following paragraph to the article:
However, editors haven’t yet addressed our two other complaints about the article – a gratuitous reference to the fact that Jared Kushner is an “Orthodox Jew” (that we argued violates the Editors’ Code) and the false claim that Kushner “ordered” the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.
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