Times of Israel Corrects Error on Jewish State’s Holiest Site

CAMERA’s Israel office last week prompted correction of a Times of Israel subheadline which erroneously identified the Western Wall as Israel’s holiest site. In fact, the Temple Mount, location of the destroyed first and second temples and home to the Holy of Holies, is Judaism’s most sacred site, and the holiest site in Israel.

About U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit Thursday to the Western Wall accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the March 21 subheadline had erred: “Visit to holy site marks first time top US diplomat has gone to Jewish state’s holiest site together with senior Israeli officials.”

In response to communication from CAMERA staff that same day, editors commendably amended the headline. It now accurately states: “Visit marks first time top US diplomat, together with senior Israeli officials, has gone to the holiest place where Jews can pray.”