James Carroll picked up on a Peace Now report (pdf format) alleging that a high percentage of settlement land is actually privately owned by Palestinians. We don’t want to comment on the issue of settlements, but the Boston Globe columnist makes one inappropriate claim that the rest of his comments are based on.
The worsening conflict between Israelis and Palestinians reached a rare point of clarification last week….
Peace Now’s report hasn’t been clarified. The Jerusalem Post reported that the government set up a committee to investigate and verify the report’s findings. As our colleagues at CAMERA recently pointed out, Peace Now doesn’t represent the final word on settlements. Why is Carroll so eager to think otherwise?