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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Topic: WorldNetDaily
We've updated our examination of WorldNetDaily's biased coverage of the Israeli elections to add Aaron Klein's reports from yesterday. Today, Klein pens another article; again, he downplays Kadima's win as "a slim majority," despite the fact that Kadima won approximately eight more Knesset seats (out of 120) than the second-place party.

As he did yesterday, Klein repeats the claim "Israeli government coalitions ruled by a leading party with less than 40 seats – which is now the case with Kadima – tend to be unstable and short-lived" but doesn't include the context that no Israeli party has ever won a majority and ruling coalitions have always been formed.

And again, Klein puts his right-wing bias on display by regurgitating yet again the purportedly alarming prospect that Kadima will withdraw Israel from part of the West Bank, overlooking the fact that a decided minority of Israeli voters did not support the parties that oppose such a withdrawal. As Haaretz wrote: Center-Left 62-66 seats, Right 48-51.

As we noted in our update, Klein and WND are reporting what they want to see, not what is actually happening.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:30 AM EST

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