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It also doesn't accept the figures because it, alone in the world, treats East Jerusalem as Israeli territory.

In reporting about Olmert's offer you'll often see it stated that he proposed to annex 6.8% of the West Bank (except for Makovsky, who quotes a figure of 6.3%, which he just made up). Why 6.8% when the figure quoted in the documents (and in this post) is 8.7%? The 6.8% figure is the one used by Israel, achieved by ignoring East Jerusalem (on the basis that it Israeli territory). So all the journalists who repeated the 6.8% figure are effectively endorsing Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem, just because they can't be bothered to read the documents for themselves.

The Heathlander

by heathlander on Mon Nov 14th, 2011 at 07:51:59 PM EST
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