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August 11, 2011

UPDATED: Atlantic Wire Corrects

UPDATE: The Atlantic Wire commendably corrected the misstatements described below.

If it's true that for two Jews there are three opinions, as an old Israeli adage claims, how will the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo cope with the influx of 1,600 new mayors? According to the Atlantic Wire, 1,600 hundred new "settlements" will be built in this small enclave.

atlantic wire settlements.jpg

A settlement, of course, is the name given to villages, towns and cities in the West Bank. So how is it possible to fit so many villages into one small neighborhood? It's not.

As made clear in the Reuters story linked to from the Atlantic Wire piece, the recently approved plan calls for the building 1,600 homes. It's bad enough to take sides by referring to Jerusalem neighborhoods as settlements when this characterization is a matter of dispute. Calling every home a settlement is simply ridiculous.

The Atlantic Wire has been informed of the error, and we'll update you if they correct — or if they don't.

Posted by GI at August 11, 2011 03:05 PM


As of 16:07 PM MDT. they'd changed the headline but NOT the text!

Posted by: Shel at August 11, 2011 06:09 PM

Nice job, GI!

Posted by: tc at August 12, 2011 10:38 AM

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