CAMERA Staff, Members Obtain Wall Street Journal Correction on U.N. Resolution 242

CAMERA staff and members elicited the following correction regarding the common misconception that U.N. Resolution 242 calls on Israel to withdraw from all territories captured in the 1967 war. The resolution does not specify to what extent Israel should withdraw.

Error (Wall Street Journal, Greg Hitt, 5/7/04): Mr. Bush affirmed his intention that “all final status issues” in Palestinian peace talks be negotiated “in accordance” with U.N. Security Council resolutions that call for Israel to withdraw from all land captured in the 1967 Mideast war.

Correction (5/11/04): United Nations Security Council resolution 242 calls on Israel to withdraw “from territories occupied” in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, but doesn’t specify that the withdrawal should be from all such territories. An International page article Friday incorrectly stated that Security Council resolutions call for Israel to withdraw from all land captured in the 1967 war.

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