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Media Corrections

Accuracy and accountability are among the most important tenets of journalism. In combination, they mean media organizations are expected to publish or broadcast forthright corrections after sharing inaccurate information. The following corrections are among the many prompted by CAMERA’s communication with reporters and editors.

 

Presspectiva Prompts Haaretz Correction of Fake Netanyahu Quote

CAMERA's Presspectiva calls out Haaretz for an Odeh Bisharat Op-Ed which falsely claimed that PM Netanyahu said he saw British soldiers as a child, although they departed one year before he was born. Haaretz removes the falsehood from both the Hebrew and English editions.

AP, DPA and Haaretz Correct Captions on Ibrahim Abu Thuraya

CAMERA prompts corrections at AP, DPA and Haaretz's English edition, where captions stated as fact that Israel was responsible for Ibrahim Abu Thuraya's death, despite unclear circumstances. The captions also wrongly said he lost his legs in an Israeli bombing.

Haaretz Corrects About Judaism’s Holiest Site

CAMERA today prompts correction of an Haaretz article wrongly identified the Western Wall as "Judaism's holiest site." (That distinction belongs to the Temple Mount.) Another "Haaretz, Lost in Translation," the error had appeared only in the paper's English edition.

Haaretz Prints Correction on BDS Activists That Weren’t

CAMERA prompts correction of a Haaretz photo caption which erroneously identified anti-BDS (boycott, divest, sanctions) activists as BDS activists. The caption error ironically accompanied a column about the "imaginary demon" of BDS.

CAMERA Prompts Wave of Corrections on Shamasneh Family Eviction

CAMERA prompts several corrections after multiple media outlets stated as fact that the Shamasnehs, evicted from their Sheik Jarrah home, had lived there since 1964, making them "protected tenants." Times of Israel, Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post correct: The courts found no evidence of residency prior to 1968, and thus the family did not have that status.