Additional Wall Street Journal Corrections

Error (Wall Street Journal, headline, Oct. 28, 2014): Israel Says It Plans to Build New Jerusalem Settlements

Correction (11/18/14): Israel announced plans in late October to build 1,000 new housing units in Jerusalem. A headline on an Oct. 28 World News article about the project incorrectly said Israel plans to build new settlements.


Error (Wall Street Journal, Charles Levinson, 4/15/13): … Washington cut off all aid to the Palestinian Authority, slashing nearly a quarter of Palestinian’s aid. Israel cut off transfers of a $100 million a month in Palestinian tax revenue it collects on the Palestinian Authority’s behalf.

Correction (4/26/13): Israel resumed tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority in December and Washington has resumed aid payments to the Palestinian Authority, after the two countries interrupted them following Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s appeal to the United Nations for statehood recognition last November. An earlier version of this article failed to note the resumptions.


Error (Wall Street Journal, Charles Levinson, 2/6/09): Ms. Livni said in December that if elected she would tell Israel’s Arab citizens “your national aspirations lie elsewhere,” comments widely interpreted as an endorsement of Mr. Lieberman’s plan to transfer Israel’s Arabs to Palestinian control.

Correction (2/27/09): Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said she didn’t support forcing Israel Arabs to be transferred to Palestinian control when she said in December that their “national aspirations lie elsewhere.” A Feb. 6 World News article said the comment was widely interpreted as endorsing such a policy, but didn’t include Ms. Livni’s subsequent clarification.


Error (Wall Street Journal, Charles Levinson, 1/12/09): The U.N. resumed aid deliveries in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, two days after it halted them following an incident in which Israeli soldiers fired on U.N. workers in two separate incidents, killing one and injuring two, a spokesman said

Correction (1/18/09): Israel’s military investigated an incident in which a United Nations spokesman alleged Israeli forces fired on a U.N. truck on Jan. 8. Israel said the investigation showed its forces had not fired on the truck. A Jan. 12 World News article citing the U.N. allegation didn’t include Israel’s statement on the event.


Error (Wall Street Journal, Heading for World Watch; World Watch; 7/10/08): Palestine. . .[Israeli raids] “undermine grossly our efforts aimed at rebuilding our capacity and reestablishing law and order,” Falam Fayyad said at a news conference he held Wednesday in the West Bank city of Ramallah with visiting Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini.

Correction (7/11/08): Salam Fayyad is the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. An item in Thursday’s World Watch column incorrectly gave his name as Falam Fayyad and indicated he was prime minister of Palestine.


Error (Wall Street Journal, Greg Hitt, 5/7/04): Mr. Bush affirmed his intention that “all final status issues” in Palestinian peace talks be negotiated “in accordance” with U.N. Security Council resolutions that call for Israel to withdraw from all land captured in the 1967 Mideast war.

Correction (5/11/04): United Nations Security Council resolution 242 calls on Israel to withdraw “from territories occupied” in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, but doesn’t specify that the withdrawal should be from all such territories. An International page article Friday incorrectly stated that Security Council resolutions call for Israel to withdraw from all land captured in the 1967 war.


Error (Wall Street Journal, Guy Chazan, 5/16/03): Mr. Sharon has said Israel has 15 reservations about the plan, and won’t carry out one of its key requirem–s–dismantling Jewish settlements on land occupied by Israel since 1967–in the foreseeable future.

Correction (5/21/03): THE “ROAD MAP” plan backed by the U.S. requires the government of Israel to freeze all settlement activity and dismantle settlement outposts erected since March 2001. An International page article Friday incorrectly stated that the plan requires Israel to dismantle Jewish settlements on land occupied by Israel since 1967.


Error (Wall Street Journal, 11/13/00): Anger against Israel has long been the touchstone of both Arabic and Islamic unity – as has Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, a sacred Islamic site on what Jews call Temple Mount. It was an Israeli’s attempt to burn down al-Aqsa in 1969 that led to the founding of the OIC [Organization of the Islamic Conference].

Correction (11/15/00): The arsonist who attempted to burn down Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque in 1969 was an Australian who belonged to a Christian fundamentalist sect. An article in Monday’s edition on talks between U.S., Israeli and Palestinians leaders incorrectly stated that an Israeli had made the attempt.


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