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January 25, 2015 1:09 pm

New York Times Silently Changes ‘1967 Borders With Palestine’

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Office of The New York Times, in New York City. Photo: WikiCommons.

Office of The New York Times. Photo: Wiki Commons.

On Friday, I noted that The New York Times sneaked in a new phrase in an article about Obama and Netanyahu, referring to the “1967 borders with Palestine” – a nonsensical phrase that the newspaper had never used before.

On Saturday, they changed it, as NewsDiffs shows:

That was the only substantial difference between those two versions of the article. But there was no acknowledgement of the correction, and of course the print version has the original nonsense phrase.

It is still wrong, of course: they weren’t borders but 1949 armistice lines, never agreed to as border by the international community as UNSC 242 makes clear. But the NYT has erroneously referred to them as “borders” for decades as I showed in my original piece.

Newspapers that subscribe to the New York Times News Service still have the old phrase as well.

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