With the Toronto Star and Time Magazine correcting a hoax quote, and a feature story in the Toronto paper, the falsehood is wiped from the record. (But not all corrections are created equal.)
Henry Siegman claims that the terms of the Arab initiative are merely a repetition of what Israel has already agreed to in the "road map". In fact, the documents differ on critical points.
Henry Siegman's long list of factual errors, his intemperate anti-Israel rhetoric, his indulgent, if not sycophantic, stance toward Hamas, and his endless self-contradiction might make one wonder why mainstream news organizations so frequently turn to the Council on Foreign Relations "expert."
Henry Siegman has a history of dishonesty when writing about the Arab-Israeli conflict. So it is perhaps no surprise that the Los Angeles Times found it necessary to publish a correction to demonstrably false assertions in Siegman's June 18, 2006 Op-Ed.
A segment airing on May 9th about U.S. policy towards Hamas typifies the one-sided NPR focus on critics of Israel. Interviewer Mike Shuster and his guests sanitize the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Authority while falsely equating Israeli and Hamas' attitudes toward peace.
Henry Siegman, Senior Fellow and Director of the U.S./Middle East Project for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), is a longtime detractor of Israel and its leadership. Siegman's embrace of the Palestinian narrative have led many to speculate about his true motives. According to an August 23 editorial in the New York Sun, the mystery has now been solved.
On Dec. 2, 2004, the New York Review of Books ran an error-filled essay by Henry Siegman ("Sharon and the Future of Palestine"). The publication has been alerted to the errors, but has declined to address them.