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Sunday, January 08, 2006

"Afraid facts mixed up."

I saw an interesting article this morning in haaretz by Uzi Benziman called A clear message is needed .

The article discusses the possible "legacy" of Sharon and in one paragraph I found two mistruths.

"He also said the separation fence did not mark permanent borders and approved construction in the area separating Ma'aleh Adumim from Jerusalem. In recent weeks, government funds have continued to flow to the settlements, including the illegal ones, and the army continues to avoid removing illegal outposts."

Based on blogs from Ze'ev and JoeSettler last week, these statements just aren't true.

Two examples of outposts that have been dismantled are Beit Hadegalim and Beerot Jonathan.

We can all see the pics on JoeSettlers site showing the physical removal of "settlers" (mostly young kids) from a new outpost and even the scenes that included the planting of a vineyard in honor of Jonathan Pollard. Another link about this outpost can be found here.

Here is a link about the planned removal of Jews from Hebron. (also a hat tip to JoeSettler)

Last week, Ze'ev spoke about E1 and how the gov't has halted building due to International pressure. (hmmmm)

The question now remains: Did Benziman not check his facts and "mistakenly" write those lies or is Ha'aretz (and possible Benziman himself) trying to once again put their spin on the facts?

You decide...

The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
– Abraham Lincoln


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