Saturday, February 11, 2006

Paper Doesn't Know Right From Left - Literally!

So a hat tip goes to flat-mate Sammy for this one.

The Jerusalem Post's "Pictures of the Week" included this one:
(Link may change next week.)

The caption reads:

Olmert sticks to Sharon's vision of future map. Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reviews a map of the Gush Etzion settlement bloc as he begins a tour of the area on Tuesday. At his left is Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz.

But actually Shaul Mofaz is at his right. The man to his left has way too much hair to be Shaul Mofaz.

Defense Minister Mofaz

The AP actually released the photo with this caption:

Acting Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, second left, reviews a map of the Gush Etzion Jewish settlement block as he begins a tour of the area in the West Bank Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, by looking from an overview from a forest in Aminadav, near Jerusalem. Israel media reported that in an interview to be aired Tuesday Olmert said that he intends to hold on to all of Israel's major settlement blocs and smaller ones on the border with Jordan. Standing left is Israeli Defense Minister shaul Mofaz. (AP Photo/Jim Hollander, Pool)

But it seems the Jerusalem Post doesn't know our left is not the same left as someone facing us. Or perhaps it just confirms what we've been saying all along. The Jerusalem Post doesn't know its right from its left!

(Or at least they don't know who Shaul Mofaz is.)


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