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Al Aqsa Mosque Isn’t A Sacred Jewish Site, Temple Mount Is: HRC Prompts Canadian Press and CBC Correction

by Mike Fegelman

On May 12, the Canadian Press (CP) published a report which erroneously claimed that the Al Aqsa Mosque is a “site sacred to Jews.” CBC News.ca also made the same mistake on May 20. In fact, the Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism, not the Mosque, which is Islam’s third holiest site.

HonestReporting Canada liaised with CP who commendably corrected its wire reports which was dispatched to Canadian media outlets. CBC News also issued a correction to its online news article.

Here’s a before and after which shows the correction as it appears on the Globe and Mail’s website:

Before: “Dozens have died after Palestinian militants launched rockets from Gaza and Israel unleashed new air strikes against them this week, an escalation triggered by soaring tensions in Jerusalem and days of clashes at the Al-Aqsa Mosque – a site sacred to Jews and Muslims in the holy city.”

After: “Dozens have died after Palestinian militants launched rockets from Gaza and Israel unleashed new air strikes against them this week, an escalation triggered by soaring tensions in Jerusalem and days of clashes at the Al-Aqsa Mosque – built on a hilltop site sacred to Jews and Muslims in the holy city.”

Here is CBC’s correction:

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