Guardian refuses to correct false claim that journo drove through Mt. of Olives “tunnel”

UK Media Watch

Earlier in the month we examined a Feb. 13th Guardianarticle written by Sarah Helm, “It’s too late to stop the senseless capture of Palestinian land”, a propagandistic tour de force which amplified the prophetic anti-Zionist musings of a Palestinian “cartographer named Khalil Tufakji.

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There were multiple errors and misleading claims in Helm’s report, but one we particularly focused on is found in the following passage:

I’ve been listening to Tufakji since the mid-1990s and everything he foresaw has so far come true. He pointed out where a tunnel would be drilled through the Mount of Olives to connect settlements – it seemed impossible but we are now driving through it.

As we noted at the time, whilst it’s unclear where precisely Helm was driving, she certainly wasn’t driving through the historic 3,000 year old Jewish cemetery adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City – for the simple reason…

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