(USA Today, Michele Chabin and Vanessa O'Brien, 3/20/13): Palestinians here said Obama should focus on the Israeli checkpoints and a cement security barrier that has prevented Palestinian terrorists from blowing up buses in Israel, but bar all but a few thousand Palestinians from accessing jobs, universities and hospitals in Israel.
(3/25/13): A story on Palestinians in the West Bank on March 20 should have made clear that the number of Palestinians who work in Israel annually exceeds 30,000, and the number who receive medical treatment in Israeli hospitals surpassed 200,000 in 2012, according to Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
(USA Today, 5/23/11): Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had rejected the idea of basing Israels western border on the armistice lines that have existed since the end of the Six-Day War in 1967, and have yet to be resolved.
(5/27/11): A story Monday on President Obama's speech on Israel-Palestinian peace talks misstated the location of the armistice line between Israel and the West Bank. It is along eastern Israel.
(USA Today, Michele Chabin, 9/30/10): Israel encouraged Jews to move to the West Bank. Religious Jews saw it as a divine right of the Jewish people to live in land that was once part of ancient Israel, where God first spoke to the patriarch Abraham. The military wanted settlers to create a buffer zone between Israel and its enemies.
(10/7/10): A story Sept. 30 about Israeli settlements gave an incorrect location for where the Bible says God first spoke to Abraham. It was in Mesopotamia.
(USA Today, Martin Patience, 12/14/05): The terminal at the entrance to Bethlehem, a city that is surrounded by a 24-foot-high concrete barrier. . .
(1/6/06): A Dec. 14 story about new Israeli security facilities should have said a 24-foot-high barrier separates Bethlehem from Jerusalem, but does not surround the entire town.
(USA Today, Andrea Stone, 4/19/05): About 8,000 Jewish settlers control 40% of Gaza, a 139-square-mile strip along the Mediterranean Sea that is home to more than 1.3 million Palestinians.
(4/25/05): An article in Tuesday’s editions should have explained that estimates vary on the amount of land controlled by Israel and Jewish settlers in Gaza. When roads, Israeli military installations and temporary security zones are included, the estimate is as high as 40%, according to Palestinian academics Mohammed El-Samhouri and Hazim Abu Shanab. Estimates by Israel’s Foreign Ministry and Peace Now don’t include those areas and range from 15%-25%.
(USA Today, Richard Benedetto, 4/12/05): The future expansion [of Maale Adumim] would cut the West Bank in two and seal off East Jerusalem from the West Bank.
(4/17/05): Israel's planned expansion of the Maale Adumim settlement near Jerusalem would separate Palestinian-populated areas. It would not split the West Bank in two, as a story Tuesday incorrectly stated.
(USA Today, Andrea Stone, 2/8/05): Arafat had dreamed of spending eternity on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
(2/9/05): The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said he wanted to be interred in Jerusalem on what Muslims call the Noble Sanctuary and Jews call the Temple Mount. A story Tuesday misstated his wishes.
(USA Today, wire reports, 1/04/05): About 500,000 Jews were expelled from their homes in Arab nations during the 1948 war . . . .
(1/11/05): A story on Jan. 4 should have said that Israel took in an estimated 580,000 of the total number of Jews who fled Arab countries following the 1948 war.
(USA Today, Barbara Slavin, 10/7/04): The flap came as Israel pursued its biggest military offensive in Gaza, in response to rocket attacks on Israeli settlements.
(10/12/04): A story in Thursday's editions should have said that an Israeli offensive in Gaza was in response to Palestinian rocket attacks within Israel's pre-1967 borders as well as on Israeli settlements.