CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which had incorrectly blamed the Israeli blockade for unpaid salaries of civil servants in the Gaza Strip. In fact, Mahmoud Abbas' Palestinian Authority, not Israel, slashed Gaza salaries.
When the Israeli army disputed Hamas' account which blamed Israel for the death of 12-year-old Shady Abdel-Aal, AP rose to the journalistic challenge with accurate coverage. Reuters responsibly corrected when presented with information contradicting Hamas. AFP, in contrast, has yet to correct even as Hamas itself has backtracked.
Doctors Without Borders gunman Hani Majdalawi "didn't even know how to use a weapon," said his brother Osama in The Los Angeles Times, casting doubt on the Israeli charge. A post earlier on Osama's Facebook page, however, boasted that Hani "bought the weapon with his own money." Osama cites hackers as at fault for the discrepancy.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which erroneously stated that Gazans launched "dozens" of flaming kites and balloons at Israel since March 30. In fact, Palestinian arsonists have launched dozens of incendiary attacks on a daily basis.
In both a news article and an editorial, The Los Angeles Times misrepresents Israel's new nation-state law, inaccurately stating that it grants an "advantageous status to Jewish-only communities.
For at least the seventh time in 14 years, CAMERA prompts a Los Angeles Times correction following another erroneous reference to "Palestine."
CAMERA prompts correction after a Los Angeles Times article claimed "130 protesters" were killed at the Gaza border, though this figure includes armed and active combatants, who, for instance, set explosives and hurled Molotov cocktails.
Yesterday The Los Angeles Times and Reuters both departed from their usual language which acknowledges that among the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced in 1948, some fled and some were driven out. While Reuters has updated, The Times has yet to address its misleading passage which noted only those who were driven out, ignoring the majority who fled of their own accord, often at their leaders' behest.
As The Los Angeles Times promises truth, accuracy and quality journalism, CAMERA calls on editors to either substantiate or retract the dubious claim that the flow of water into Gaza is facing increasingly severe restrictions.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which wrongly stated that the U.S. Embassy to Israel has always existed in Tel Aviv "along with the rest of the world's diplomatic missions." In fact, 16 countries once had embassies in Jerusalem and a number currently maintain consulate-generals in the city.