The Guardian: We May Have Given A Misleading Impression

February 14, 2011 14:34 by

The Guardian fesses up to bungling a PaliLeaks quote box:

A quote by Tzipi Livni, Israel’s former foreign minister, within a panel that formed part of the Palestine papers, was cut in a way that may have given a misleading impression. The quote appeared as: “The Israel policy is to take more and more land day after day and that at the end of the day we’ll say that it is impossible, we already have the land and cannot create the state.”

But Livni wasn’t talking about Israeli policy, she was talking about the how Palestinians would view it. Here’s the full quote which The Guardian acknowledged:

To clarify, the full quote is: “I understand the sentiments of the Palestinians when they see the settlements being built. The meaning from the Palestinian perspective is that Israel takes more land, that the Palestinian state will be impossible, the Israel policy is to take more and more land day after day and that at the end of the day we’ll say that it is impossible, we already have the land and cannot create the state.” (What they said … 24 January, page 4.)

Hat tip: Just Journalism

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