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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Arabs consider the western part of Jerusalem to be "occupied" as well

Many Arab media outlets reflexively put the word "Occupied" in front of "Jerusalem," even if the news story takes place entirely within the part of Jerusalem that was inside those supposedly "internationally recognized borders" before 1967.

Examples:

 The Lebanon Daily Star changed the location of an Reuters story about a new exhibit at the Israel Museum. They also put the words "Holy Land" is scare quotes, which is not in the AFP original.

The Yemen News Agency, Middle East Monitor, and Gulf News follow the same standard.