(Time Magazine, Tim McGirk, 2/2/09): With land for peace discredited, the Israeli public turned to deterrence, using the strongest army in the region to crush opponents in the hope that one day, in the words of former army chief Moshe Ya'alon, "it will be seared deep in to the consciousness of Palestinians that they are a defeated people."
(8/17/09): In "Lonesome Doves," about Israeli West Bank settlers, we quoted a former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, Moshe Ya'alon, as saying, "It will be seared deep into the consciousness of Palestinians that they are a defeated people" [Feb. 2]. Though this quotation has been used widely over the years, the original source cannot be found, so TIME should not have used it.
(Time Magazine, photo caption on 7/31/06): The wreckage of a downed Israeli jet that was targeting Hizballah trucks billows smoke behind a Hizballah gunman in Kfar Chima, near Beirut. Jet fuel set the surrounding area ablaze.
(12/11/06): The July 31 story "Hizballah Nation," on the fighting between Israel and Lebanese militants, included a photograph of a fire in Kfar Chima, near Beirut. The caption mistakenly identified the burning wreckage as a downed Israeli jet. It was actually the aftermath of an air strike.
: The photographer who took the photo wrote on the Lightstalkers Web site: "Kfar Chima, near Beirut, July 17, 2006 The Israeli Air Force bombed a group of Hezbollah chartered trucks parked on the back of large Lebanese Army barracks, at least one of these trucks contained a medium range ground to ground missile launcher, at least one missile was hit, misfiring high into the sky before falling down and starting a huge fire in the barracks’ parking lot."
(Time Magazine, photo caption, 3/18/02): VOTING FOR MAYHEM: Israeli students at a demonstration in Jerusalem rally for more violence, raising paint-dipped hands.
(Clarification 5/13/02): In our story “Streets Red With Blood,” on the increasing violence in the Middle East [World, March 18], we ran a photo of Israelis holding up their red-painted hands, accompanied by a caption that read, “Voting for Mayhem: Israeli students at a demonstration in Jerusalem rally for more violence, raising paint-dipped hands.” Instead, our caption should have more precisely explained the situation shown in the photograph: “Israeli right-wing student activists hold up their hands, painted in red as a symbol of bloodshed, at a demonstration supporting the cancellation of chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat’s lecture at the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem.”
(Time Magazine, Lisa Beyer, 12/6/99): It's true that tear gas, frequently used by Israeli soldiers, has been linked to miscarriages among Palestinians, though no one has proved the link to cancer that Mrs. Arafat alleged.
(1/17/00): Our story on the provocative anti-Israeli comments made by Suha Arafat in the presence of Hillary Clinton [WORLD, Dec. 6] mistakenly said that "tear gas, frequently used by Israeli soldiers, has been linked to miscarriages among Palestinians." There are no scientific studies that show any link between tear gas and miscarriages.