CAMERA Prompts The Hill to Correct: Tel Aviv Isn’t Israel’s Capital

Following contact from CAMERA, The Hill has corrected a May 29, 2022, report that referred to Tel Aviv as Israel’s “capital” (“Gunman kills 5 in Tel Aviv suburb”).

Initially the report stated that “A gunman shot and killed at least five people on Tuesday in a suburb outside of Israel’s capital of Tel Aviv.” CAMERA contacted the appropriate Hill staff and the wording was quickly changed to read “A gunman shot and killed at least five people on Tuesday in a suburb outside the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.”

Additionally, an editor’s note was appended to the bottom of the story noting:

“This story was updated at 8:24 a.m. to remove a reference to Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital. Jerusalem is recognized as the capital city of Israel by that country’s government. The Trump administration formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2017.” 

CAMERA commends The Hill for its prompt correction and commitment to accuracy.