We previously posted about an op-edby Rachel Shabi published in The Independent which included an extremely misleading claim concerning the position of Israel’s defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman, on the issue of the two-state solution.
Here’s the relevant passage:
“The man now in charge of the Israeli army and the military occupation of Palestinians in the West Bank…has vowed there will never be a Palestinian state,
We demonstrated that Shabi’s claim that Lieberman vowed “there will never be a Palestinian state” ignored positions he’s taken consistently since 2009 – covered widely in the media, including at the Independent – that he in fact supports the creation of a Palestinian state.
Indy editors responded to our complaint, and agreed to add additional text to clarify Lieberman’s position.
The passage in question now reads:
The man now in charge of the Israeli army and the military occupation of…
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