CAMERA Obtains Correction on New York Times Letter

CAMERA prompted the following correction about a letter by Rhoda Shapiro of Encinitas, Calif., who erroneously claimed that Israel’s military is the largest in the region. CAMERA applauds the Times‘ forthright willingness to correct a letter-to-the-editor.

Error (New York Times, letter by Rhoda Shapiro of Encinitas, Calif., 3/23/04): The Israelis’ justification [for the killing of Ahmed Yassin], that he has been the cause of Jewish deaths, cannot be taken seriously when the largest military in the Middle East refuses to obey the rule of law. . . .

Correction (3/26/04): A letter on Tuesday about the killing of Sheik Ahmed Yassin, the founder of Hamas, referred incorrectly to the Israeli military. It is not the largest in the Middle East; some Arab countries and Iran have larger military forces.