Accuracy and accountability are among the most important tenets of journalism. In combination, they mean media organizations are expected to publish or broadcast forthright corrections after sharing inaccurate information. The following corrections are among the many prompted by CAMERA’s communication with reporters and editors.
For the second time this year, Haaretz's English edition corrects about Samir Kuntar. A translation error resulted in the absurd claim that the Lebanese terrorist was "rearrested" following his release in a prisoner swap.
The Associated Press, which boasts "world-class journalism" and "global expertise," has been embroiled in a number of recent gaffes in its coverage of Israel and the Palestinians. The latest is a series of captions yesterday which misplaced the U.S. Embassy, moved to Jerusalem in 2018 amid great fanfare and controversy, back in Tel Aviv.
Update: CAMERA prompts correction after Haaretz falsely reports that Israel's Shin Bet is monitoring citizens' cellphone conversations in a bid to stem coronavirus spread. The security service is tracking the location of phones -- not conversations.
CAMERA prompts correction after Gideon Levy's article falsely claimed that the parents of a young cancer patient from from the Gaza Strip were denied permission to be by the side of their dying daughter in a Nablus hospital.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Gideon Levy column which had falsely stated in Haaretz's English (but not Hebrew) edition that an army tractor slammed into a crowd of Palestinian demonstrators in Kafr Qaddum.
CAMERA prompts a forthright correction after Haaretz's English edition falsely stated that Palestinian families had decades ago purchased disputed land where the Baten al-Hawa enclave of Silwan in Jerusalem is located.
CAMERA prompts correction today after Haaretz erroneously reported in Hebrew and English that Israel imposed a fishing ban on the Gaza Strip. Israel reduced the fishing zone to six nautical miles, but there is no ban.
CAMERA prompts correction after Haaretz's Chemi Shalev referred to the July 2014 kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens as "the kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers." It was a crime that shocked the nation and sparked a series of events leading to war. It's hard to imagine how the Haaretz editor got this wrong.