"A huge lie repeated often enough is accepted as truth." — Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister
"Unanswered media bias and misinformation repeated often enough is accepted as truth." — PRIMER
April 1. Peter Pach to Alan Stein:
Dear Mr. Stein,
Carolyn Lumsden has passed your e-mails concerning the piece written by Bessy Reyna along to me for review. Of course, I am familiar with your long involvement with the contentious politics in the Middle East and read your concerns about the piece closely.
Although you take issue with her on a number of statements, these appear to be areas that revolve around point of view rather than settled fact and not matters for a correction. The location of the proposed building of 1,600 housing units, for example, is widely reported to be in East Jerusalem, a reference used by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, publications in Israel and many others. Some say it is in northern or northeastern Jerusalem. You are the only source I have found that says the proposed building is in northwest Jerusalem. Maps I have consulted show the area to be north and to the east of the city's midpoint. But, as you know, this debate goes beyond geography.
We would welcome a letter from you in response to Ms. Reyna's piece that offers your perspective on the issues she raises.
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