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After contact from CAMERA, The Washington Post Corrects on 'Jewish-Only' Roads

CAMERA's Washington D.C. office has prompted a correction of the March 27, 2017 commentary in The Washington Post entitled “Is Israel Losing its Soul?”
Columnist Richard Cohen initially claimed that “Israel has…built roads that only Jewish Israelis may use…”
However, as CAMERA told Post editors and staff, there are no roads that only Jewish Israelis may use. On April 14, 2017, The Post’s editorial page editor informed CAMERA that a correction would be forthcoming.
Indeed, on April 17, 2017 The Post issued a printed correction, in addition to an online correction that appears at the top of the article. It states:
Correction: An earlier version of this column incorrectly said that Israel reserves some roads for Jews. The country closes some roads to virtually all Palestinians, but they are open to all Israeli citizens and to other nationals, regardless of religious background. This version has been updated.

Additionally, editors amended the commentary to state: “Israel has…built roads that are not open to virtually all Palestinians...”
CAMERA commends The Post for correcting the error. CAMERA has prompted other corrections on this issue, including from the Associated Press, The Boston Globe, and  The Post itself back in 2010.
For additional Washington Post corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here.

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