An egregious error in a June 28, 2005 Agence France Presse (AFP) story has been corrected. The report initially claimed that a 1969 arson attempt at the Al Aksa mosque was carried out by "Jewish hardliners," when in fact it was carried out by an Australian Protestant.
CAMERA staff prompted the following Associated Press correction regarding the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
CAMERA obtained the following correction at the Los Angeles Times clarifying that the Western Wall, part of the retaining wall of the temple complex, is one of several temple remnants to have survived:
A news article in the Wall Street Journal (11/13) falsely charges that in 1969 an Israeli tried to burn down the al-Aqsa Mosque, when, in fact, the arson was committed by a tourist, a fundamentalist Protestant from Australia. It should also be noted that Muslim bystanders attacked Israeli firemen as they struggled to save the mosque.