CAMERA prompts correction of AFP and Haaretz photo captions that wrongly identified a flag in the hands of a pro-Assad regime fighter in Aleppo. (Updated.)
CAMERA staff have prompted a correction of an online New York Times Magazine photo caption which identified Israel, the West Bank and Gaza as “Palestine.”
Biased captions by AFP and Reuters about Gaza teen Abdulrahman Al-Dabag noted only the Palestinian charge that Israeli troops shot him dead. Thanks to CAMERA, the agencies add that Israel's army said troops used only tear gas.
An AFP correction today, prompted by CAMERA, underscores the media tendency to conflate approximately 600,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in 1948 with millions of their descendants.
CiF Watch, a CAMERA affiliate, prompted correction of a Guardian photo caption which had falsely stated that Jewish settlers stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
Four months after Gaza-Israel fighting, media again backtrack on reports which had unequivocally blamed Israel for the death of a Palestinian child. The AP and Washington Post issue corrections on Omar Masharawi. The LA Times does not.
Following communication from Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew branch, Ha'aretz has corrected a column by Anshel Pfeffer which had wrongly blamed Israel for the death of four-year-old Gazan Mahmoud Sadallah.
Following communication from CAMERA staff and readers, Yahoo! News editors have changed a photo montage headline which falsely identified Israeli children fleeing rocket attacks as "Gaza's children caught in crossfire."
In response to communication from CAMERA staff, Wall Street Journal editors promptly correct a map which referred to the West Bank as "Palestine." They also correct a caption which likewise identified the Gaza Strip as "Palestine."
CAMERA staff elicited a correction on a 2011: Year in Photos caption which had overstated the number of "Nakba Day" demonstrators killed after infiltrating Israel from Syria. The error and the corrected caption follow: