The Guardian’s ‘Live Blog‘ on the Middle East uprisings took a detour today from its typical updates on civil war, regional conflagrations and revolution to report on Israeli plans to build homes, sometime in the future, in an area between Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem: (Screenshots taken from the Guardian page within the past hour)
Here’s the terrifying photo used by the Guardian to illustrate the regional “crisis”:
Requisite “death of the two-state solution” quote by a highly politicized NGO.
A report by Harriet Sherwood repeating the lie that Israeli construction would cut off eastern Jerusalem from the West Bank.
Here’s the dramatic news that isn’t happening:
Russia is “alarmed” by the news.
And, below the shocking reports from Jerusalem, in other, far less important news: Lebanon and Syria risk igniting a dangerous military confrontation, and Islamists in Egypt organized a mass rally meant to intimidate the highest court in the country.
Finally, if want to know what else is happening in Israel, here are the top stories on the Guardian’s Israel page:
- Hanan Ashrawi lies at ‘Comment is Free’ about homes for ‘Jews only’ in Jerusalem (cifwatch.com)
- Guardian readers editor criticizes Steve Bell cartoon as evoking antisemitic stereotypes (cifwatch.com)
- CST report on antisemitic discourse slams the Guardian: Singles out Orr and McGreal (cifwatch.com)
- Harriet Sherwood falsely claims Israeli construction will cut E. Jerusalem off from West Bank (cifwatch.com)