The Likud Central Committee voted Sunday to unanimously accept a resolution that calls on the party’s leaders to move to formally annex the West Bank.
The vote by the ruling party is nonbinding and was called for in a letter signed by some 900 members of the central committee.
But that isn’t what the resolution says. Haaretz even quotes it:
“On the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the regions of Judea and Samaria [the West Bank], including Jerusalem our eternal capital, the Likud Central Committee calls on the Likud’s elected officials to act to allow free construction and to apply the laws of Israel and its sovereignty to all areas of the liberated Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria.”
This makes it sound like the Likud is calling to annex only the settlement blocs – areas that would remain under Israeli control in any possible peace plan anyway.
Times of Israel gets it right with its headline “Likud top body votes to annex parts of the West Bank.”
How will world media report this?
We will see whether Western journalists follow Haaretz’ false headline or what the actual story is.
But it shows yet again how Haaretz reports what it wants, not reality.
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