CAMERA Prompts Washington Post Correction On Tweet Conflating U.K. Labour Party Antisemitism With ‘Palestinian Rights’

After contact from CAMERA, The Washington Post deleted and issued a correction to an inaccurate Nov. 26, 2019 tweet.

The Post’s tweet accompanied a Nov. 26, 2019 report entitled “”Britain’s chief rabbi blasts Labour Party for anti-Semitic content.” Among other things, the dispatch on antisemitism in the U.K. Labour Party noted:

“Last year, Corbyn [Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party] revealed that a review of online posts among Labour members uncovered ‘examples of Holocaust denial, crude stereotypes of Jewish bankers, conspiracy theories blaming 9/11 on Israel, and even one individual who appeared to believe that Hitler had been misunderstood.'”

However, the Post’s tweet asserted that the British Labour Party has “been hit by claims of antisemitism because of strong statements on Palestinian rights.”

Following contact from CAMERA, The Washington Post commendably deleted the original tweet and tweeted a correction stating: “We’ve deleted a tweet that was not accurate and incorrectly summarized Post reporting. Labour members have been accused of making anti-Jewish statements, which should not have been conflated with statements on Palestinian rights.”

For additional Washington Post corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here.

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