Ali Sawafta

      Media Mislead on Palestinian Elections and Israel’s Oslo Obligations

      With Abbas' cancellation of elections on the pretext that Israel has not said it will permit voting in eastern Jerusalem, some reports mislead on Israel's Oslo-mandated responsibilities concerning Palestinian elections. As for Palestinian electoral responsibilities under Oslo, those simply aren't on the radar.

      Reuters Errs on ‘Palestinian Soldiers’

      UPDATE: "[P]er the Oslo Accords, the PA is not permitted a conventional military but maintains security and police forces," the CIA Factbook rightly notes. CAMERA prompts corrections in English, Arabic and Spanish after Reuters mischaracterized Palestinian security officers and police as "soldiers."

      Ha’aretz Corrects Jewish State Error

      Now that Ha'aretz has commendably corrected the erroneous claim that Netanyahu was the first Israeli PM to demand Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, will Reuters and The New York Times follow suit?