CAMERA prompted the following correction about a letter by Rhoda Shapiro of Encinitas, Calif., who erroneously claimed that Israel's military is the largest in the region. CAMERA applauds the Times' forthright willingness to correct a letter-to-the-editor.
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.
A Jan. 25 Los Angeles Times op-ed by George Bisharat, "Two State Solution Again Sells Palestinians Short," contained multiple errors -- including the claim that Arabs "cannot serve in the armed forces" of Israel.
Ray Hanania is a syndicated columnist whose articles regularly appear in the Chicago Daily Herald. CAMERA has frequently received complaints about the writer's work and has, on occasion, published critiques of it. Below is Mr. Hanania's response to a CAMERA critique:
CAMERA has obtained the following correction from the Los Angeles Times:
Jewish settlements - An article in Saturday's Section A about the Israeli foreign minister's visit to Washington misstated a commitment Prime Minister Ariel Sharon made at a June summit in Aqaba, Jordan. Sharon agreed to dismantle some illegal outposts of Jewish settlements; he did not agree to begin dismantling settlements themselves.
CAMERA has obtained the following correction from the <I>New York Times</I>:
Correction (12/12/03): An article last Friday about President Bush's meeting with King Abdullah of Jordan misstated the effect that an unofficial peace plan drafted by Israelis and Palestinians, known as the Geneva plan, would have on Israeli settlements. Under that plan, Israel would give up most of the settlements in the West Bank, not keep them. But since the 400,000 Israelis in the West Bank and Jerusalem are concentrated in a few settlements and neighborhoods that Israel would keep under the plan, about 300,000 settlers would remain where they live.</P>
CAMERA has obtained the following clarification from the Boston Globe:
Clarification (12/11/03): A Dec. 3 column by Tom Wallace stated that the security fence in Israel will confiscate 55 percent of the West Bank. This is a projection by Gush Shalom and other peace groups. The United Nations estimates less than 20 percent of the West Bank will be on the Israeli side of the fence.