Times of Israel Corrects: Neve Yaakov Not a Settlement

CAMERA’s Israel office today prompted correction of a Times of Israel article which erroneously referred to Neve Yaakov, a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem located over the Green Line, as a “settlement.” The article had originally stated (“Missing East Jerusalem 8-year-old found dead in deep pool of rainwater“):

Clashes broke out overnight after Beit Hanina residents searching for Abu Ramila tried to enter the nearby Jewish neighborhood of Neve Yaakov, believing settlers there had kidnapped the boy. Residents were blocked from entering the settlement, and some of the demonstrators threw rocks at police. (Emphases added.)

Neve Yaakov (Photo by Yaakov/Wikimedia)

It is not consistent with Times of Israel practice to refer to Jerusalem neighborhoods located beyond the pre-1967 armistice line as “settlements.” In response to communication from CAMERA, editors quickly agreed to amend the article. It now accurately states:

Clashes broke out overnight after Beit Hanina residents searching for Abu Ramila tried to enter the nearby Jewish neighborhood of Neve Yaakov, believing residents there had kidnapped the boy. Residents were blocked from entering the neighborhood, and some of the demonstrators threw rocks at police.