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National Geographic

Error (National Geographic, Christine Blau, 9/8/17): Palestine offers plenty of more enjoyable things to visit, like the exceptional stepped landscape of Battir covered in olive trees and grape vines, the renowned food scene of Nablus, or the winding alleyways of the oldest town in history, Jericho.

Correction (9/13/17): Some tourists intend to visit the wall, while others just pass by on the way to more enjoyable places to visit, like the exceptional stepped landscape of Battir covered in olive trees and grape vines, the renowned food scene of Nablus, or the winding alleyways of the oldest town in history, Jericho.



Error (National Geographic, photo caption, 9/8/17): A Palestinian man walks along the separation wall in Bethlehem near a graffiti of Leila Khaled, a Palestinian activist credited as the first woman to hijack an airplane.

Correction (9/8/17): A Palestinian man walks along the separation wall in Bethlehem near a graffiti of Leila Khaled, a Palestinian credited as the first woman to hijack an airplane.



Error (National Geographic, Christine Blau, 9/8/17): Instead of finding Christmas card-worthy surroundings of fields and shepherds, an imposing structure–stretching a total of 440 miles and at some points reaching up to 26 feet tall–divides the landscape.

Correction (9/13/17): Instead of finding Christmas card-worthy surroundings of fields and shepherds, an imposing structure—planned to stretch a total of 440 miles and at some points, reaching up to 26 feet tall—divides the landscape. …

 
A previous version of this article stated that the wall stretches 440 miles, when sections of the structure have not yet been completed.



Error (National Geographic, Kristin Romey, 7/27/17): According to the results, Canaanite ancestry is a mix of indigenous populations who settled the Levant (the region encompassing much of modern Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine) …

Correction (7/28/17): According to the results, Canaanite ancestry is a mix of indigenous populations who settled the Levant (the region encompassing much of modern Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories) …

 
This article has been amended to reflect our correct style usage for the Palestinian territories.



Error (National Geographic, Melody Rowell, 12/8/16): A few years ago, Balilty was on assignment in Yeruham, Israel, photographing a factory that produced concrete bricks for the barrier between Israel and Palestine.

Correction (12/15/16): A previous version of this article incorrectly referred to a barrier between Israel and Palestine. The barrier is between Israel and the West Bank.



Error (National Geographic, photo caption, 12/14): Prayers fill the air along the 42-yard length of the men's section of the Western Wall, in the prayer plaza in Jerusalem, the holiest site in Judaism.

Correction (Online as of 1/5/15): Prayers fill the air along the 42-yard length of the men's section of the Western Wall, in the prayer plaza in Jerusalem, the holiest place where Jews can pray.