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U.S. News & World Report Removes Erroneous References to Tel Aviv as Israel's Capital

CAMERA's Israel office today prompted correction of a U.S. News & World Report article which twice erroneously referred to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital ("Israel-Syria Feud Takes New Turn"). The March 20 article had originally stated:
Shortly after CAMERA's Israel office alerted editors to the erroneous references to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital, as opposed to Jerusalem, they commendably corrected. In the amended article, "Israel" appears in place of Tel Aviv.

Moreover, editors commendably appended the following note to the bottom of the article alerting readers to the change:
Clarified on March 22, 2017: This article has been updated to clarify references to the government of Israel.
Other media outlets which previously corrected erroneous references to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital include The Associated PressTimes of London, The IndependentThe Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Daily MirrorAgence France-Presse, Monitor Global Outlook and The Washington Post.

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