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An Israel 'Conspiracy Theory' That Proved True—but Also More Complicated

A New York Times correction is an object lesson in writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, where the reality is almost too strange to believe.
Source: Mohamad Torokman / Reuters

To report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is to invite criticism and controversy.  In what is arguably the most well-covered story in the world (perhaps before the rise of Trump), any mistake is amplified, with both sides often accusing media outlets and journalists of bias. Yet recently took this journalistic truth to another level with a severely unforced error. In a wholly unrelated profile on Facebook’s Campbell Brown, the Grey Lady was forced to issue a long correction due

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