Nov. 28 update follows. In contrast to international and American media outlets, Ha'aretz apparently considers itself above criticism. Ha'aretz editors seem unaccustomed to responding to readers in a straightforward process and appear to believe readers have no right to fault them for shoddy, inaccurate coverage.
Just like the U.N.'s 2001 Durban Conference Against Racism itself became a racist anti-Israel hate fest, the U.N.'s media seminar this week supposedly promoting sober, factual journalism about the conflict turned into platform for anti-Israel distortions and incitement.
Ha'aretz, which describes itself as "an independent newspaper with a broadly liberal outlook," allows its writers to espouse extremist views unfettered by the facts. Editors have refused to correct the many errors in a column by Gideon Levy, including a fabricated Golda Meir quote.
A July article by the Israeli opinion writer, reprinted in the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, contained mutiple factual errors, including a fabricated quote allegedly by Golda Meir. Neither media outlet has corrected.