CAMERA’s Israel office yesterday prompted correction on a NDTV (India) article which incorrectly identified Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel (“Israel’s Arkia Airlines to Launch Direct Flights to Goa, Kerala’s Kochi“). The subheadline had originally erred: “The airlines’ [sic] decision came after Air India last year introduced direct flights between Delhi and Israel’s capital Tel Aviv.”
The article itself repeated the same erroneous sentence, misidentifying Tel Aviv, as opposed to Jerusalem, as Israel’s capital.
Following CAMERA’s communication with NDTV, editors commendably corrected both the subheadline and the accompanying article, removing the erroneous claim that Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital. Both now accurately state: “The airlines’ [sic] decision came after Air India last year introduced direct flights between Delhi and Israel’s Tel Aviv.”
Contrary to standard journalistic practice, NDTV did not append a note alerting readers to the change.
See also “India Today Corrects: Tel Aviv Not Israel’s Capital,” July 5, 2017