Readers told that the United States and Israel cut off money transfers to the Palestinian Authority would be forgiven for believing that the United States and Israel are not transferring money to the Palestinian Authority. But they would be wrong. (See update noting WSJ correction.)
In the aftermath of Israel's operation to prevent pro-Palestinian radicals from violating the naval blockade on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, media organizations are again focusing on Israel and its opponents in a way reminiscent of the onset of the second Palestinian "intifada."
The newspaper has corrected a news story by Charles Levinson that falsely cast Tzipi Livni as wanting to transfer Israel's Arabs to Palestinian control. A misleading reference to Avigdor Lieberman calling for their "expulsion" was not corrected.
The Journal initially relayed a United Nations claim that Israel fired on and killed a UN worker without pointing out that an Israeli investigation showed otherwise. The newspaper commendably corrected this error of omission.