We recently tweeted the writer of an otherwise unproblematic Guardian article (The Islamic school that ensures its boys understand the Israeli point of view, Aug. 7) in response to her erroneous claim that the Balfour Declaration promised “the land of Palestine” to the “Zionist Federation” of the UK and Ireland.
.@helenpidd In the sentence below @guardian, are you claiming Balfour promised 'Palestine' to the British Zionist Fed? If so, that's not accurate. The promise was to facilitate a Jewish national home. The letter was merely transmitted to Lord Rothschild, prominent Zionist leader. pic.twitter.com/mzBzVeMFov
— UK Media Watch (@UKMediaWatch) August 7, 2018
We then emailed Guardian editors, who upheld our complaint and amended the passage, which now reads as follows:
Additionally, the following addendum, noting the change, appears at the bottom of the article.
This post originally appeared at CAMERA’s UK Media Watch.