After UK Media Watch complaint, Independent furtively corrects false claim.

UK Media Watch

An article published in the Independent (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blames Palestinians for lack of peace in region, Sept. 23) summarized Netanyahu’s speech thusly:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Palestinian leaders are “poisoning the future” and are to blame for the continued Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Mr Netanyahu said Israel is prepared to revive peace talks, but rejected a freeze on Israeli settlement building, saying the issue has “always been about the existence of a Jewish state”.

“I am ready to negotiate all final status issues, but one thing I will never negotiate is our right to the one and only Jewish state”, the prime minister said.

“He also rejected the 1967 borders as the basis for talks and denounced what he called Palestinian incitement.”

However, if you read the transcript of the speech, it’s clear the Indy’s claim that “he also rejected the 1967…

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