For the second time in just over a month, CAMERA prompts Newsweek to correct an erroneous reference to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. Zaha Hassan, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, used the common journalistic practice of referring to a nation's capital city as shorthand for the country's government.
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.
UPDATE: NBC deletes a "Today Show" report about about demonstrations in Lebanon which had mistakenly included frames from protests in Jerusalem in which Israeli flags are visible.
Arabic-speaking journalists display a particular penchant for misidentifying Tel Aviv as Israel's capital, leading to patently absurd formulations including “Tel Aviv considers all of Jerusalem its capital” and "Tel Aviv's anthem."
CAMERA prompts quick and forthright corrections after Newsweek erroneously referred to Tel Aviv as Israel's capital and stated as fact that Israeli settlements are illegal under international law.
CAMERA prompted correction of a Times of Israel article which erroneously reported that the Palestinian Ministry of Health is responsible for eastern Jerusalem. According to the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority may not engage in activity in Jerusalem.
The Associated Press, which boasts "world-class journalism" and "global expertise," has been embroiled in a number of recent gaffes in its coverage of Israel and the Palestinians. The latest is a series of captions yesterday which misplaced the U.S. Embassy, moved to Jerusalem in 2018 amid great fanfare and controversy, back in Tel Aviv.
CAMERA prompts correction of multiple AFP photo captions which had erroneously referred to the Western Wall as "Judaism's holiest site." In fact, the Temple Mount is Judaism's most sacred site, which is why AFP usually does refer to the wall as "the holiest site where Jews can pray."