Media outlets largely ignored last night's infiltration of armed Palestinians from Gaza into southern Israel as world leaders are set to convene at Jerusalem's World Holocaust Forum. Reuters falsely reported an "attempt[ed]" infiltration, when in fact the assailants were hundreds of meters inside Israeli territory.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Voice of America headline which referred to the present day West Bank as "Palestine." But the accompanying video, essentially a promotion for the "Walled Off" hotel in Bethlehem, still gives no indication whatsoever as to why Israel constructed the security barrier.
UPDATED: Islamic Jihad fired a rocket which slammed into a highway in Gan Yavne, in central Israel, narrowly missing passing cars. CAMERA prompts correction after The New York Post incorrectly located that intersection "near Israel-Gaza border."
CAMERA prompts correction of a Reuters video which mistakenly reported that private Israeli claims to lands in the Jordanian border area date back to the 1970s. In fact, the private Israeli claims to those lands date back to the 1920s.
Last week, visitors located in various Israeli communities found that according to the New York Times' weather feature they were located in "Palestine." CAMERA prompted improvement so that "Jerusalem, Palestine," for instance, no longer appears, but users still shouldn't expect accurate weather information.
CAMERA prompts correction of a Los Angeles Times article which misidentified the Jordan Valley as "Palestinian territory." Israel captured the disputed territory from Jordan in the defensive 1967 war, and Palestinians seek it for a future state.
CAMERA prompts a JTA correction of a movie review which had inaccurately depicted an Arab village in northern Israel as a "Palestinian village."
Given the complicated geopolitical realities of the disputed city of Jerusalem, journalists have a particular responsibility to be precise. That was not the case, however, when several news reports this week inaccurately placed the demolished Wadi Hummus buildings in Jerusalem.
For the second time this year, CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press article which wrongly used the term "Palestine." The article is still marred, however, by omission of the fact that much of the international community views Hamas as a terror group.
Reuters Arabic is the latest media outlet to correct an erroneous reference to present day Palestinian territories as "Palestine."