paraphrasing - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tess
    • 17.10.07 | 15:21 (IST)

    "Israel was the fourth largest exporter of weapons of mass destruction and a violator of other nations' airspace, and it had taken action against nuclear facilities, including the 6 July attack in Syria," the release paraphrased al-Jaafari as saying.... Some questions have to be asked when one paraphrases.... 1. The political motivation of the person paraphrasing... As it is said to be a UN memo, that should not really be at issue. 2. What was added and eliminated in the "paraphrasing". Words like "purported", "supposed", "unconfirmed", ect..... Entire previous sentences and paragraphs of a conversation, ect.... Paraphrasing is a dangerous business. 3. Errors happen. There is already one as to the date. Either al-Jaafari was misinformed, or misspoke, or the paraphraser missed something or was not paying attention. Without official transcripts, this remains hearsay and conjecture.

    from the article: Syria denies it confirmed target of IAF strike was nuclear facility
    First published 00:00 17.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.10.07
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