CAMERA prompts correction after Thomson Reuters Foundation incorrectly reports that gay fathers in Israel do not receive paternity leave. In fact, either the biological or non-biological father is eligible to leave up to 26 weeks, 14 of them paid, matching the time granted to heterosexual parents.
Arabic language reports of Western media outlets including BBC, Sky, Reuters, CNN and the Independent refer to Jews visiting the Temple Mount as "settlers" and "extremists" engaged in "Talmudic rituals" at the site where the Jewish Temples "allegedly" stood in antiquity.
Reuters captions about burning fields in southern Lebanon clearly identify the blaze's cause: an Israeli shell. In contrast, Reuters captions about damage in Israel fail to identify the cause: the Hezbollah anti-tank missile attack which prompted the Israeli response. Reuters' double standard is consistent with incomplete captions about Palestinian arson attacks in southern Israel.
When is a "worshipper" not a worshipper? Reuters and AP captions misidentify Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, forbidden from prayers and rituals, as "worshippers." The agencies also mischaracterize Muslims engaged in violence against police as "worshippers."
CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters article which erroneously claimed that gay marriages are "illegal" in Israel. While gay marriages, like all Jewish marriages in Israel carried outside the Orthodox Rabbinate are not recognized, they are not in violation of any law.
Reuters asserts that Israeli settlers can drive through the West Bank "without major restriction," completely omitting the fact that Israelis are prohibited from entering parts of the West Bank under complete Palestinian control (Area A).
CAMERA prompts correction after Reuters erroneously reported that Israel provides no paternity leave. New legislation passed in 2016 allows for a limited period of paternity leave.
Reuters Arabic is the latest media outlet to correct an erroneous reference to present day Palestinian territories as "Palestine."
After Reuters misrepresented the Jewish city of Tel Aviv as an Arab city prior to 1948, editors improved the more problematic Arabic article but declined to clarify in English. Meanwhile, Ynet commendably corrected while The Jerusalem Post failed to do so.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters article which erroneously reported that "nearly all" of Gaza's residents are 1948 refugees or their descendants. In fact, that figure is closer to 70 percent.