Guardian corrects article peddling ‘stolen land’ lie

Extremist anti-Israel activists, such as those antisemitic demonstrators who blocked Jews going into a synagogue in a Jewish neighborhood in Los Angeles last week, consider all of Israel to be “stolen” Palestinian land.  See this thread on the appalling, violent incident, which Los Angeles’s Mayor, California’s governor and the US President denounced as antisemitic.

Surprising nobody, the Guardian journalist who wrote an article on the incident outside Adas Torah Congregation, (“Efforts to sell ‘Anglo neighborhoods in Israel’ at LA synagogue erupt in protests”, June 26), about those putatively protesting a synagogue event marketing properties in Israel, effectively took the side of the anti-Semites, while using the term “stolen land” in her own voice.

Efforts to market homes in Israel and stolen land in [sic] West Bank to Jewish Americans are continuing to spark protests across North America, with the latest angry confrontations happening outside a synagogue in one of Los Angeles’s most prominent Jewish neighborhoods.

As we explained in an email to Guardian editors, the term “stolen land” was hurled by the two extremist anti-Israel groups who organised the protest – Code Pink and the Palestinian Youth Movement. , but the sentence suggested that the lie was an indisputable fact. Our complaint was upheld, and the sentence amended to attribute the word “stolen” to demonstrators.

Efforts to market homes in Israel and “stolen” land in West Bank to Jewish Americans are continuing to spark protests across North America, with the latest angry confrontations happening outside a synagogue in one of Los Angeles’s most prominent Jewish neighborhoods.

Pro-Palestinian protesters have accused some of the companies involved in these events of trying to sell stolen land in the West Bank, and questioned the legality of the marketing efforts.

Also, the following addendum added:

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