Given the complicated geopolitical realities of the disputed city of Jerusalem, journalists have a particular responsibility to be precise. That was not the case, however, when several news reports this week inaccurately placed the demolished Wadi Hummus buildings in Jerusalem.
CAMERA prompts correction after the Times of Israel erroneously identified the Western Wall as Israel's holiest site. In fact, the Temple Mount, location of the destroyed first and second Jewish temples, is the state's most sacred site.
CAMERA's Israel office has prompted multiple media outlets, including Agence France Presse, Flash 90 (an Israeli photo service), and Times of Israel, to amend captions which had falsely characterized serial arsonists from Gaza as "activists."
CAMERA prompts a Times of Israel clarification of a headline which had located an Israeli vehicle targeted by a Hamas bomb as "in Gaza." The army noted that the vehicle was located in the Israeli buffer zone on the Gaza side of the fence.
AP fails to correct an erroneous reference to Hamas' tunnels from Gaza into Israel as "smuggling routes," leaving the error in place at several media outlets. Times of Israel, on the other hand, commendably amends, now accurately referring to "attack tunnels."
For the second time, CAMERA prompts correction of a Times of Israel story which incorrectly reported that the longstanding American position was that Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
CAMERA prompts improved language in a Times of Israel article which was unclear about the number of living Palestinian refugees. The Times of Israel adds that the figure is in the low tens of thousands.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Times of Israel article which, due to a mistranslation, erroneously stated that a Bet Hanoun home hit by a Gaza rocket belongs to an Egyptian family.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Times of Israel article which stated as fact that the Shamasnehs lived since 1964 in the home from which they were recently evicted, making them "protected tenants." In fact, the courts found that their residency started after 1968, so they weren't entitled to that status.