The report by Amy Teibel has a giant flaw. The construction of 198 housing units in Pisgat Zeev, 377 homes in Neve Ya’akov and 117 dwellings in Har Homa is not in East Jerusalem. The first 2 neighborhoods lie in the North, the latter in the South.
The report gives the impression that the new units would arise in the Eastern sector, in Arab neighborhoods. True, it says later that “a total of 692 new apartments in three existing Jewish neighborhoods [are] already inhabited by tens of thousands of people” but that is too far away from the headline and the introduction, when for most, hurried readers the damage of the wrong information is already done.
Why, if there is inaccuracy in Middle East reporting, is it so often towards blaming Israel, we should ask ourselves. That points towards bias, not just imperfection, doesn’t it?
Best from (South) Jerusalem,