NY Times, IHT Correct: Rabin Assassin Not a Settler

As noted on CAMERA’s blog on Sunday, a brief that day in the New York Times and International Herald Tribune misidentified Israeli Prime Minister Rabin’s assassin as a settler. CAMERA staff contacted editors from both media outlets that day, and the following corrections appeared today:

Error (New York Times, Steven Erlanger, 11/5/05): Israel began 10 days of commemorations on the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a settler trying to block progress toward peace with the Palestinians.

Correction (11/9/05): A report in the the World Breifing column on Saturday about commemorations of the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel misstated the assassin’s background. He was a militant Orthodox opponent of the government, not a settler.

Error (International Herald Tribune, (NYT), 11/5-6/05): Israel began a 10-day period of commemoration and soul-searching on Friday, the 10th anniversary of the killing of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by an angry settler trying to block progress toward peace with Palestinians.

Correction (11/9/05): A brief in some Saturday-Sunday editions misidentified the man who killed Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 10 years ago. The assassin, Yigal Amir, is a former soldier, but was not a settler.

CAMERA notes: The Tribune‘s identification of Amir as a former soldier is bizarre, and somewhat irrelevant, given that most of the adult Israeli population are former soldiers.

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