12 May '16..
There’s a well-known and regrettable habit among Palestinian leaders to get willfully lost in translation—they speak the peaceful language of human rights and reconciliation when addressing international audiences in English and the bloody vernacular of violence and revenge when addressing their own constituents in Arabic. The leftist Israeli newspaper Haaretz is increasingly coming under fire for doing the opposite, stripping the original Hebrew articles of all nuance and inconvenient truths in the process of presenting a translated English version that’s considerably more jagged and, often, patently false.
The newspaper was in hot water earlier this month after the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA) published a host of examples proving startling discrepancies between the paper’s Hebrew and English coverage. And it’s the stuff of comedy gold.
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