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HRC Prompts CBC To Remove False Claim That Netanyahu Opposes Palestinian Statehood

by Mike Fegelman

On June 13, CBC News.ca published an article to its website which falsely claimed that Benjamin Netanyahu is against the two-state solution.

The article stated the following: “Bennett, who like Netanyahu opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state, made little mention of the Palestinians beyond threatening a tough response to violence. He also vowed, like Netanyahu, to oppose U.S.-led efforts to restore the international nuclear accord with Iran.”

As we told CBC News, this claim is false. Netanyahu has repeatedly gone on record saying he supports the two-state solution, but that there has to be certain requirements for Palestinian statehood, largely security guarantees such as a demilitarized Palestinian state and that the so-called “right of return” is a non-starter for Israel, as it would see an influx of millions of Palestinians into Israel, known as a demographic ticking bomb that would destroy the Jewish character of the Jewish state.

After HRC’s complaint, CBC removed this error from this article. The statement now reads as follows: “Bennett, who opposes the establishment of a Palestinian state, made little mention of the Palestinians beyond threatening a tough response to violence. He also vowed, like Netanyahu, to oppose U.S.-led efforts to restore the international nuclear accord with Iran.”

We thank CBC for setting the record straight.

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