New York Times Corrects Erroneous Claim That President Trump Visited Israel

A Feb. 20, 2017  New York Times article, “Contradicting Trump on Russia: Russian Officials,” erroneously stated that President Donald Trump had visited Israel during his campaign. In response to correspondence from CAMERA’s Israel office, Times editors corrected the error.

CAMERA was alerted to the error thanks to a tweet by former U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro, whose wife, Julie Fisher, first picked up on it.


As CAMERA wrote to The Times, in December 2015 President Trump cancelled a plan trip to Israel after Prime Minister Netanyahu opposed the candidate’s proposed Muslim ban. On Feb. 21, The Times removed the erroneous reference to a Trump visit to Israel and appended the following:

Correction: February 21, 2017

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Mr. Trump visited Israel during the presidential campaign.

For additional New York Times corrections prompted by CAMERA, please see here.
(An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that CAMERA alerted Amb. Shapiro to the error. The reverse is the case. We regret the error.)

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