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."
New York Post had introduced the erroneous term "Palestine" to an Associated Press story which originally carried an accurate headline. Post corrects headline and subject heading.
CAMERA prompts correction of an AP article appearing in the State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.), which inaccurately reported that "Israel claimed the West Bank from the Palestinians in the 1967 Middle East War." In fact, prior to the Six Day War, the West Bank was under Jordanian control.
CAMERA prompts correction of a National Geographic article which contained an ahistorical reference to disputed West Bank land. At no point prior to the Oslo Accords did Palestinians control the disputed territories.
For at least the seventh time in 14 years, CAMERA prompts a Los Angeles Times correction following another erroneous reference to "Palestine."
CAMERA prompts a Newsweek correction of the absurd claim that the West Bank village of Susiya "has been in Palestinian control since the 1830s." Newsweek has yet to correct its erroneous depiction of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.
CAMERA prompts corrections to a National Geographic travel article which wrongly referred to "Palestine," which mischaracterized PFLP hijacker Leila Khaled as an "activist," and which significantly overstated the length of the West Bank barrier.
After Al Jazeera English redrew the map, placing Haifa in "northern occupied Palestine," CAMERA's Israel office today prompts a correction.