False Quotes

Gary Burge’s Missed Opportunity

Wheaton College Professor Gary Burge was given a second opportunity to provide his readers with a reliable and trustworthy text about Israel and the Palestinians, but he threw it away.

Fake Mandela Quote Gets Past Eight PC(USA) Forums

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is considering an anti-Israel resolution that includes a quote falsely attributed to Nelson Mandela. The fake quote got passed five Presbyteries and three PC(USA) committees.

Ha’aretz, Lost in Translation

English translators for the Israeli daily repeatedly minimize or expunge information about Arab wrongdoings appearing in the Hebrew original. At times, the English account is completely at odds with the original Hebrew.

Journal of Palestine Studies Compounds its Ben-Gurion Error

The Journal of Palestine Studies published a falsified quote, which historian Ilan Pappé attributed to David Ben-Gurion. But instead of clearing the record with a straightforward correction, the journal misled readers further. It defended Pappé by citing another inaccurate quote, and provided a substantive mistranslation of the letter in which the quote was said to appear.

Did Pappé Invent Another Quote?

In his 2009 book about the Husseini family, historian Ilan Pappé attributes a quote to Sir Walter Shaw. The source he cites does not include the quote in question. Is the quote real?