For the second time in a week, Deutsche Welle corrects after wrongly reporting that a high-level international meeting took place in Tel Aviv when it actually happened in Jerusalem, Israel's capital. Also, its Arabic service amends after citing Tel Aviv as shorthand for Israel.
CAMERA prompt corrections at Deutsche Welle, in both English and German, of an article which erroneously stated that many Hamas members, including senior leader Ismail Haniyeh, accept the two-state solution. The position of Haniyeh and Hamas is Palestine "from the river to the sea," meaning no Israel.
In a violation of both the network's Code of Conduct along with German law, Deutsche Welle Arabic host Youcef Boufidjeline says he "respects" the bigoted position of a Jordanian MP who refuses to sit on a panel with an Israeli.
CAMERA prompts a forthright, thorough correction after Deutsche Welle erroneously reported that UN Resolution 194 "guaranteed" the Palestinian "right of return." The General Assembly resolution is a suggestion, not a guarantee, conditions return on refugees willing to live at peace with their neighbors, and places return on equal footing with resettlement and compensation.
CAMERA Arabic prompts corrections to a Deutsche Welle slide feature on Israeli history which repeatedly appears alongside Arabic articles.
Journalists give a huge platform to Banksy's tiny "Scar of Bethlehem" installation depicting the nativity scene in front of Israel's security barrier topped with a bullet hole, an anti-Israel motif evoking antisemitic charges of deicide.
CAMERA prompts correction at Deutsche Welle after an Op-Ed incorrectly reported that 600,000 Jewish settlers reside in the Gaza Strip. In 2005, Israel withdrew all of its approximate 8,500 settlers from Gaza.
CAMERA Arabic prompts correction of a Deutsche Welle article which erroneously stated that Israel's Independence Day is celebrated on May 15. Since the holiday follows the Hebrew calendar, the Gregorian date changes from year to year.
Deutsche Welle's report on an Israeli airstrike which hit the Gaza offices of a Turkish news agency failed to note that the targets were Hamas offices housed in the same building. CAMERA called on the German outlet to include the information, and editors commendably did so.
In a gross violation of journalistic ethics and the network's own published guidelines against editorializing in news stories, Deutsche Welle Arabic television anchorwoman Dima Tarhini editorialized that Palestinian moves against Israel at the International Criminal Court is "a step we have been waiting for a long time."