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LA Times Corrects: Jerusalem is Israel's Capital

CAMERA's Israel office prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, which erroneously identified Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. The Jan. 15 Op-Ed ("The Palestinians' decision to join the ICC deserves support") had stated:
In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as in Tel Aviv, the response [to the Palestinians' move to join the International Criminal Court] has ranged from discouraging to condemnatory.
On Jan. 22, editors commendably published the following correction:
Israel: A Jan 15 OpEd about the Palestinians' move to join the International Criminal Court implied that Tel Aviv is the seat of the Israeli government. The government is based in Jerusalem.
In addition, the correction was added near the top of the online edition of the article, though the original reference to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital remains.
Other media outlets which likewise corrected erroneous references to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital include Monitor Global Outlook and The Washington Post.
For additional Los Angeles Times corrections elicited by CAMERA, please see here.

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