The more Israel and Gulf states advance in the historic process of normalization, the more The Los Angeles Times struggles to shoehorn the expanding ties into the narrow prism of old dogmas about Israeli-Palestinian relations. With Bahrain's readiness to recognize Israel, the Times is forced to retreat from earlier reporting that UAE stands alone.
The National Interest, which seeks to fashion "a new foreign policy consensus based on civil and enlightened contention," fails to correct after erroneously citing Tel Aviv as Israel's capital and mistakenly referring to the "return" of east Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip to Palestinians.
Fox News wrongly refers to "Palestinian lands that the United Nations has deemed illegally occupied territory." While the UN considers settlements illegal, it has not deemed the occupation of disputed West Bank land illegal.
In Arabic and French, AFP rightly reports that the Kerem Shalom crossing was reopened over a week ago and fuel deliveries to Gaza resumed following a three-week closure. The English report, in contrast, misleadingly reports only that crossing was closed last month, ignoring its subsequent reopening.
Update: Reuters corrects after misreporting that Turkey is among the American allies to have purchased the F-35 advanced fighter jet. In fact, the U.S. cancelled the deal after Turkey bought Russia's S-400 air defense system.
In recent weeks, Palestinian arsonists have launched dozens of incendiary balloons every single day; not dozens over the last few weeks, as an AP photo caption erroneously stated.
In a report about 12 rockets fired at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip Aug. 21 overnight, Reuters neglects to mention that a home in Sderot was hit and suffered heavy damage. The article noted only that "buildings and vehicles" in Sderot were hit.
AFP abandons its "duty to seek the truth and not passively report information as it is presented to us" when it reports without challenge or clarification the false claim that Israel's army destroyed all of Neve Dekalim's hothouses before the 2005 disengagement.
UPDATE: Associated Press corrects after captions erroneously reported that a Sderot home was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. In fact, Israel's Iron Dome intercepted the rockets, and it was shrapnel from the interception which damaged the house.
Sept. 6 UPDATE: The Los Angeles Times corrects after it faced mockery for speculating that the UAE's new direct flights will likely land in Tel Aviv not Jerusalem supposedly due to the latter's disputed status. Jerusalem has no functioning airport.