It is common knowledge the world over that Israel continues to enlarge its settlements in the West Bank, devouring ever more of the territory the Palestinians regard as their own. Israel is condemned for this every day of the year. Since the advent of President Obama, it has also been in a state of high tension with its only significant friend, over its insistence on not freezing construction.
The only problem with this narrative is that it's not true.
Anyone who wanders around the West Bank (admittedly a very very very small subset of the people with an opinion on the matter) knows perfectly well that the settlements aren't growing, and haven't been growing much for at least the past 5-6 years, not to mention the mildly relevant fact that there aren't any new ones being built at all.
Sadly, this is true also in Jerusalem, where Netanyahu's rhetoric has been quite decisive: Jerusalem is our capital and we'll build in it as needed. Now the minister of Housing and Construction admits as much openly. There are no large construction projects happening in East Jerusalem (and precious few small ones, either).
Yiddish has a pithy saying for such a situation, but this isn't a Yiddish blog.