Friday, September 24, 2010

"Settlement Freeze" myth given relatively objective treatment in mainstream media (Der Spiegel)

German news outlet Der Spiegel Online has a good piece on the continuation of Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank, throughout the official moratorium against that construction, which supposedly expires in just a few days. The article includes a photo gallery.

"In Washington, the Israelis and Palestinians are discussing peace, but in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank, construction is proceeding at full speed. A legal ban is being ignored and the government is looking away. The thousands of new homes could hinder reconciliation."