Rami Ayyub

      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."

      The West Bank’s Unreported Forbidden Roads

      Reuters asserts that Israeli settlers can drive through the West Bank "without major restriction," completely omitting the fact that Israelis are prohibited from entering parts of the West Bank under complete Palestinian control (Area A).