Correction and clarification

Editor’s Note–Once in a while, we all make mistakes and last week was my turn. Error crept into the story on Israeli spying, and it was because of my failure to check out a couple of sources. Unfortunately, I discovered too late that both Web sites used are known Holocaust revisionist, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. That just wasn’t known by me at the time. For that I—we—are profoundly apologetic.

We do not agree with the basic premises of those sources. It is not and never has been our intent to malign anyone of the Jewish faith or perpetuate gross mischaracterizations and malignment of them or their history.

We do, however, reserve the right to criticize Israel’s policies and actions; and for that matter, we reserve the right to criticize any governmental unit’s policies and actions, including those in the good ol’ U.S.A. That is not anti-Semitism or unpatriotic, that’s journalism and free speech.

However, again, in reference to last week’s “Viewpoint,” we failed to meet good standards on checking our sources, and we apologize for that editorial error.

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