In an April 29 CBC.ca report about Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayaad’s "statehood tactics" apparently "winning support" among West Bank Palestinians, CBC.ca erroneously claimed that:
"Statehood has proved elusive for the Palestinians, in part because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to endorse a two-state solution and has said established Jewish settlements must be allowed in areas like the West Bank to expand for natural growth of settler families."
Contrary to this statement, at a prime-time address delivered at Bar-Ilan University near Tel Aviv on June 14, 2009, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu endorsed the two-state solution, thereby supporting the creation of a Palestinian state.
After HonestReporting Canada brought this matter to the attention of senior producers at CBC.ca, the following correction was promptly issued: "An earlier version of this story said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to endorse a two-state solution. In fact, Netanyahu has endorsed a two-state solution but with several conditions attached."