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

After contact from CAMERA, The Washington Post has issued a correction to a March 27, 2017 commentary “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 told CAMERA that a correction would be forthcoming.

On April 17, 2017, The Post issued a printed correction, in addition to an online correction that appeared at the top of the article. It stated:

“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,the commentary was changed to read: “Israel has…built roads that are not open to virtually all Palestinians…”

CAMERA commends The Post for correcting the error.