Jerusalem

AFP Corrects Captions Which Misidentified Judaism’s Holiest Site

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."

AP Corrects: There is Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall

CAMERA prompts correction of an Associated Press article which incorrectly reported that there is no egalitarian prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. Natan Sharansky's plan, abandoned by Prime Minister Netanyahu, was to upgrade and to expand the existing space.

Improved Weather Forecast For Israel At New York Times

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.

In Wadi Hummus Demolitions Story, Journalistic Precision Is a Casualty

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.