Bloomberg errs, stating that Israel’s capture of the West Bank has "been ruled an illegal occupation in repeated UN resolutions.” While the UN has made clear that Israeli annexation of the West Bank would be “inadmissible,” no resolutions argued that the capture of the West Bank and subsequent occupation was unlawful.
The story had alleged the international community considers the occupation to be illegal. After a correspondence with CAMERA, the inaccurate claim was removed.
CAMERA's UK Media Watch prompts correction of an Inside the Games article which incorrectly reported that "Israel's occupation of the region is considered illegal under international law." CAMERA previously elicited a correction on the same error in The New York Times.
For the second time in five months, CAMERA prompts correction of a New York Times story which erroneously refers to Israel "illegally occupying" the West Bank. At best "highly debatable," that inaccurate language is flatly inappropriate for a news story.
After correspondence between CAMERA staff and New York Times journalists, the newspaper corrected an inaccurate passage claiming Israel's presence in the Golan Heights and West Bank is an "illegal" occupation.