CAMERA Prompts New York Post Corrections on ‘Palestine’

CAMERA’s Israel office has prompted corrections at The New York Post following erroneous use of the term “Palestine.” A May 22 New York Post online headline had originally stated: “Palestine opens solar plant to further energy independence.”

References to modern “Palestine” in the West Bank and Gaza are inaccurate, and those areas should be referred to as the West Bank and Gaza Strip, or, where, appropriate (in the West Bank), “Palestinian Authority territories.”

The headline accompanied an Associated Press article, but the original AP headline accurately states: “Seeking energy independence, Palestinians open solar plant.”
The New York Post also used the term “Palestine” as a topic heading, referring readers to more stories on the subject.
In response to CAMERA’s communication with editors, The New York Post amended both the article headline and the topic heading, removing the term “Palestine.”
In August 2017 and in December 2016 The New York Times commendably corrected this identical error. Other media outlets which have corrected in the past include  National GeographicThe Los Angeles Times, and Voice of America.

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