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NY Times Corrects on Jerusalem Arabs' Voting Rights

Following correspondence from CAMERA's Israel office, The New York Times today corrects an article Monday which incorrectly reported that Jerusalem Arabs don't have full voting rights. The March 16 article, by new Times recruit Diaa Hadid, had erred ("Arab Alliance Rises As Force in Israeli Elections"):
Unlike Arabs in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, Palestinian citizens of Israel have full voting rights.
As noted earlier on our Snapshots blog, Jerusalem Arabs are entitled to Israeli citizenship, which grants them full voting rights. In the last decade alone, over three thousand individuals have joined those Arabs who had already become citizens of Israel.
Editors published the following correction in today's print edition:
An articleon Monday about a political awakening of Arabs in Israel this election year referred incorrectly to voting rights for Arabs in East Jerusalem. A small number — those who hold Israeli citizenship — are entitled to vote in Israeli elections; it is not the case that no Arabs in East Jerusalem can vote.
In addition, the correction has been appended to the bottom of the online article.

For additional New York Times corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here.

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