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BOOM! MSNBC To Correct Highly Criticized Map Showing Israel ‘STEALING’ Palestinian Land

MSNBC faced a lot of criticism after it aired a ridiculous map making it appear that Israel had swallowed up the land from a Palestinian state since 1948.

Here’s the entire video of the exchange where the map was aired. 

And here’s a screenshot of the map:

msnbc israel palestine land

Well now they’re apologizing and will correct their error.

The Free Beacon: MSNBC has admitted that highly controversial graphics aired on the network that depicted Israel as stealing land from the Palestinians were “factually wrong” and that the broadcast would be corrected on Monday, according to a network spokesperson.

The cable news network has been fighting off criticism after it aired the graphics and analysis, including a map linked to conspiracy groups branded as anti-Semitic, that portrayed Israel as existing on territory expropriated from Palestine.

The graphics garnered criticism from pro-Israel advocates and has now prompted the network to acknowledge that the graphics were highly misleading.

“In an attempt to shed light on the geographic context of the Israeli-Palestinian issue, we aired a map that was factually wrong,” the spokesperson said on Sunday.

Two MSNBC broadcasters, Kate Snow and Martin Fletcher, “will address the map in a segment Monday about agendas and disinformation on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the spokesperson said.

Fletcher, a Middle East analyst, said on Sunday that the map and analyses were “dead wrong.”

MSNBC broadcast images suggesting that Israel has stolen most of its land from the Palestinians since the Jewish state’s creation in 1948. The images promoted by the network have long been criticized by scholars and anti-Semitism watchdog groups as anti-Israel propaganda.

The maps closely resemble propaganda disseminated by anti-Israel organizations that support boycotts of the Jewish state and aim to portray it as stealing land once belonging to Palestine, a state that has never formally existed.

Fletcher condemned the map when reached by the WashingtonFree Beacon, saying that he regrets not pointing out the error at the time.

“The first map was dead wrong and should not have been included,” Fletcher said. “ I wish I had pointed that out when I saw it.”

The cable network’s broadcast came amid mounting criticism of Obama administration officials for accusing Israelis of “terrorism” and blaming the rise in violence on so-called “settlement” growth, or the construction of Jewish homes in Jewish neighborhoods.

This isn’t quite right, because the analysis from Fletcher was clearly supporting the incorrect narrative that Israel stole the land. At least they’ll be walking it back for the 50 or so viewers they have still.

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  • jukin

    Well that means hundreds of viewers that were badly misinformed before were misinformed again.

  • gastorgrab

    Perhaps MSNBC can provide a little background history? Like for instance, When did Palestine first become a sovereign nation?

  • gastorgrab

    If we give the crazed leftists the benefit of the doubt, and we assume that the Jews have stolen the land rightfully belonging to the poor, downtrodden Palestinians, then shouldn’t leftists be expressing a similar amount of outrage in response to Islamists kicking Christians out of Syria and Iraq?

    Haven’t those people lived there for 1,000 years? And unlike the Palestinian’s claims, isn’t there documentation to prove it?

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  • “then shouldn’t leftists be expressing a similar amount of outrage in response to Islamists kicking Christians out of Syria and Iraq?”

    Do you mean the few Christians that have not been beheaded by the Islamoterrorists?

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  • Kelly Zat

    Whenever someone tells me Palestine was a state I ask these questions and get the same blank stare – What was the capital? Who was the president? Was was the currency? – shuts down the conversation pretty quickly.

    Great job with getting the info out there here and on Twitter.

  • dredrotten .

    The Rothschilds bought Israel from the British government after world war 2, of course it wasnt theirs to sell in the first place.The real reason was to have a military base in the middle east to control the oil supply, to destablize Governments and install their own Dictators. Israel has been a terrorist state from the start with MOSSAD commiting the most henious crimes against the Palestinian and surrounding population you can imagine. Israel is the only regime that feels the need to have paid shills on social media to diss anyone who presents Facts=Anti-semitism. Release the Diss-Hounds. LOL

  • Helen Helen

    If u still don’t know who created and armed the Islamists in Syria, then u should keep reaserching, and if u read ur Torah u can find the story of some Jews fleeing Egypt to Palestine, that was the first time u tried to steal that land, then came the Amorites, Ancient Egyptians, Moabites, Ammonites, Tjeker, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Umayads, Abbasids, Seljuqs, Fatimids, Crusaders, Ayyubids, Mamluks, Ottoman Turks, the British and Jordanians, every single occupation force crumbled and left, while the original inhabitants, the Canaanites/Palestinians stayed. The day will come when the Zionists will pack their things and will go back to Poland or whatever country they originated from and Palestine will Be free again

  • Helen Helen

    U can find a lot of Palestinian history in ur Torah, the story how u tried to steal their land the first time after u fled Egypt is very well documented in ur books

  • Helen Helen

    So tell me about Israeli presidents before 1948!!! But I agree there was never a Palestinian state similar to a modern state, most of the states that exist now never existed but that doesn’t mean that Palestinians never existed, they lived there before u fled Egypt, they are even mentioned in ur torah, second, most of isralies are khazar Jews they are not ethnically middle eastern, anyway u think u are smart by asking ur stupid question but that only shows what a moron u are

  • gastorgrab

    The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

    – Zahir Muhsein, PLO Executive Committee, March 31, 1977