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."
CAMERA prompts correction of a Times of Israel article which erroneously referred to Neveh Yaakov, a Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem located over the Green Line, as a "settlement."
CAMERA prompts a forthright correction after Haaretz's English edition falsely stated that Palestinian families had decades ago purchased disputed land where the Baten al-Hawa enclave of Silwan in Jerusalem is located.
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.
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.
When the New York Times architecture critic takes aim at plans for a cable car in Jerusalem, is the problem the structures themselves, or who is building them?