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CAMERA Prompts Wall Street Journal Correction on Temple Mount


After CAMERA contacted editors, the Wall Street Journal corrected misleading language about Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

While the story, "Clashes Break Out at Jerusalem Religious Shrine," noted that the area is "one of the holiest" sites in Islam and "sacred" for Christians, it had failed to mention that it is the holiest site in Judaism and neglected even to describe it as holy to Jews:

Under regulations backed by the Israeli government and the country’s chief rabbinate, Jews are allowed to visit but not pray on Temple Mount, a hilltop plaza where two biblical-era Jewish temples once stood.

It also is one of the holiest sites in Islam, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and home to the Al Aqsa mosque.

The site is also sacred ground for Christians.

CAMERA was informed that an earlier version of the piece did refer to the sites holiness to Jews, but that the passage was "inadvertently dropped."

After CAMERA made editors aware of the omission, the piece was commendably updated to note:

Under regulations backed by the Israeli government and the country’s chief rabbinate, Jews are allowed to visit but not pray on Temple Mount, a hilltop plaza where two biblical-era Jewish temples once stood, and that is Judaism’s holiest site.

It also is one of the holiest sites in Islam, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and home to the Al Aqsa mosque.

The site is also sacred ground for Christians.

A correction was appended to the online article.


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