CAMERA Prompts Los Angeles Times Correction on Palestinian ‘Ambassador’

CAMERA’s Israel office yesterday prompted correction of a Los Angeles Times article which upgraded a Palestinian diplomat from envoy to ambassador. The Nov. 18 article (“Trump administration threatens to shut down Palestinian delegation in Washington“) by Noga Tarnopolsky had erred regarding Husam Zomlot’s title, stating:

Reached in Washington, Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the United States Husam Zomlot said, “I have no comment. No comment at all.”
Given that the Palestinian mission in Washington is not an embassy, Zomlot is not an ambassador. He is an envoy, or head of the delegation. The New York Times accurately referred to Husam Zomlot as an envoy (not ambassador) earlier this month.
Following CAMERA’s communication with The Los Angeles Times, editors commendably published this correction at the top of the digital article:

For additional Los Angeles Times corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here.
Nov. 26 Update: Print Edition Correction
The Los Angeles Times ran the following correction in the print edition on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23:

Palestinian representation: In the Nov. 19 Section A, an article about the Trump administration threatening to close the Palestinian Authority representative’s office in Washington referred to Husam Zomlot as the Palestinian ambassador to the U.S. He is the chief representative of the Palestinian delegation to the U.S.


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