On September 13th an article titled “US approves record $38bn Israel military aid deal” was published on the BBC News website’s US & Canada and Middle East pages. The next day – for reasons unknown – the article was rewritten and its date stamp changed.
Notwithstanding its declared subject matter, the original article told BBC audiences that:
“It [the agreement] was approved despite frustration within the Obama administration at Israeli settlement building.”
“Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem have also been a sticking point between the allies.
Only last month, the White House chided Israel for a “dramatic acceleration” in such building on occupied Palestinian territory.”
The amended version tells readers that:
“Pro-Palestinian groups criticised the deal, saying it rewards Israel despite the ongoing construction of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. […]
Last month, the White House warned that the construction…
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