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Radio-Canada Adds further Clarification: Israel's Creation Not a Palestinian "Naqba" or "Catastrophe"

by Mike Fegelman

Radio-Canada Adds further Clarification: Israel’s Creation Not a Palestinian "Naqba" or "Catastrophe"

In our last post, we noted that Radio Canada introduced a clarification of its report on its website, but not the corrections page. Yesterday, Radio-Canada remedied this oversight and has added the clarification to its correction page.

On December 22, 2011 in a report entitled “The Year 2011 in the Middle East”, Radio Canada’s Ginette Lamarche introduced the subject of a Palestinian Arab Spring by stating: “Since the Naqba… this is the creation of the State of Israel in 1948”.

The term Naqba is a Palestinian term meaning “catastrophe”, and refers to the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. However, Ms. Lamarche did not attribute this term to the Palestinian narrative of Israel’s creation, leaving the listener to assume the creation of Israel was a catastrophe from Radio Canada’s point of view. HonestReporting Canada asked for a clarification in light of this unattributed statement.

A clarification of this report on its website can be heard here. The clarification reads: “In her report, she evokes the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and speaks of the « Naqba”, an Arab word which signifies “catastrophe”. Palestinians use this word to qualify the creation of the State of Israel”.

The clarification, which can be seen here, now also appears on the corrections page and reads: In this report, Ginette Lamarche refers to the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and speaks of the Nakba. Yet, this is an Arabic word for catastrophe. Palestinians use this word to describe the creation of Israel.

 
Radio-Canada a Ajout? une Nouvelle Pr?cision : La Cr?ation de l’?tat d’Isra?l N’est Pas Une Catastrophe ou ‘Naqba ».

Nous avons confirm? cette semaine qu’une clarification a ?t? ajout?e au court texte de pr?sentation du reportage de madame Lamarche mais n’?tait pas incluse dans la section de Mises au Point. Hier, Radio-Canada a ajout? une clarification dans sa page de correction.

Dans son rapport du 22 d?cembre, 2011 intitul? « L’ann?e 2011 au Moyen-Orient » Ginette Lamarche, correspondante pour Radio-Canada, introduisait le sujet du printemps arabe palestinien en disant: «Depuis la Naqba… c’est la cr?ation d’Isra?l en 1948". Le terme «Naqba» repr?sente la version palestinienne de la cr?ation de l’?tat Isra?l et signifie une «catastrophe». Mme. Lamarche aurait d? attribuer ce terme aux Palestiniens. Sans attribution, cela sugg?re que Radio Canada qualifie la cr?ation de l’?tat d’Isra?l comme ?tant une catastrophe. HonestReporting Canada a demand? une clarification.

La pr?cision dit : Ginette Lamarche fait le bilan de l’ann?e 2011 au Moyen-Orient. Dans son reportage, elle ?voque la cr?ation de l’?tat d’Isra?l en 1948, et parle de la « Nakba », un mot arabe signifiant « catastrophe ». Les Palestiniens utilisent ce mot pour qualifier la cr?ation d’Isra?l.

La note dans Mise au Point dit : Dans ce reportage, Ginette Lamarche ?voque la cr?ation de l’?tat d’Isra?l en 1948 et parle de la Nakba. Il faut savoir qu’il s’agit d’un mot arabe signifiant catastrophe. Les Palestiniens utilisent ce mot pour qualifier la cr?ation d’Isra?l.

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