Home Corrections, Clarifications & RetractionsBy Subject Jerusalem


by Mike Fegelman
    • January 9, 2023: National Post & Postmedia Papers Correct False Reference To Temple Mount Being A “Muslim Site” After HRC Complaint
    • April 22, 2022: Subsequent to HonestReporting Canada’s complaint to CBC News sent on April 21, our public broadcaster has corrected its previously falsely reporting that “Palestinians threw rocks in response” to Israeli Police action, by reversing the chronology of events. As well, per HRC’s request, CBC also covered recent Palestinian rocket attacks against Israeli civilians.
    • December 14, 2021: Radio-Canada Removes False Claim that Tel Aviv is Israel’s Capital
    • May 25, 2021: HRC Prompts Globe and Mail Clarification After Erroneously Claiming Israel Denied Muslims Under 45 From Entering Al Aqsa Compound
    • May 20, 2021: Corrections: A previous version of this story said the Al-Aqsa Mosque is revered by both Muslims and Jews. In fact, the mosque is built on a hilltop site sacred to Muslims and Jews.May 20, 2021 11:41 AM ET
    • May 10, 2021: After an HRC complaint, Globe and Mail amends article about recent hostilities between Israel and Palestinians to acknowledge up to date number of rockets fired at Israel, that Palestinian rioters threw stones at Israeli police, and to clarify Hamas claims about Palestinian casualties.
    • January 14, 2021: Toronto Star: HRC Prompts Toronto Star To Amend Headline Which Implicitly Cast Doubt About Palestinian Terror Attack
    • August 17, 2020: UPDATE: RCI Corrects Report Which Falsely Claimed Tel Aviv is Israel’s Capital
    • May 13, 2020: CBC Online: Corrections: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the U.S. decided to move its embassy in Israel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. In fact, the embassy was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
    • May 21, 2019: In response to HRC’s complaint, CBC News has adjusted its digital copy around the segment with Mr. Murad, to correct the reference of “Palestine” to the “Palestinian Territories.” As well, CBC amended its interview to mention the following:Note: In the segment, Murad refers to “Palestine.” Our CBC Language policy, states there is no modern country of Palestine, although there’s a movement to establish one as part of a two-state peace agreement with Israel. Areas under the control of the Palestinian Authority are considered Palestinian territories: Fatah-run West Bank and Hamas-run Gaza Strip.”
    • CBC TV: January 22, 2019: A previous version of this story said Andrew Scheer reiterated his pledge to move Canada’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. In fact, he reiterated his pledge that the Conservatives would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jan 22, 2019 1:25 PM ET
    • January 24, 2018: HRC Prompts Major CBC Correction on Trump’s Jerusalem Policy
    • December 8, 2017: Globe and Mail: HRC Prompts Major Globe and Mail Correction on Trump’s Jerusalem Policy: “EDITOR’S NOTE An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the Trump announcement reverses a long-held U.S. policy that Jerusalem’s status must be worked out through bilateral negotiations between Israelis and the Palestinians, who want East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state. In fact, the U.S. president said it was not meant to predetermine the boundaries of a future Palestinian state.”
    • January 13, 2017: HRC Prompts CBC and Globe & Mail Correction: Tel Aviv Not Israel’s Capital
    • February 16, 2014: CBC National Admits Error In Suggesting Tel Aviv Is Israel’s Capital
    • November 20, 2014: CBC Issues Tepid Statement of Regret for Disgraceful Headline of Jerusalem Terror Attack
    • November 19, 2014: CBC National Issues On-Air Correction: Terror Attack Occurred in Western Jerusalem
    • January 24, 2014: Toronto Star issues correction after their columnist falsely described Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital city.
    • March 28, 2013: On-air correction: “Last week on our program we showed video of defaced posters of U.S. President Barack Obama and we told you those images were in Jerusalem. We made an error in saying that. The video in fact was from Ramallah. We regret that error.”
    • CBC The National, Sep 30, 2010: CBC Ombudsman review of HRC complaint against Neil MacDonald concluded that: 1) CBC News should ensure that reporting on East Jerusalem is supported by the latest and most credible research and statistics 2) CBC News should broaden its range of think tank sources in Washington, DC in order to present a more complete range of reliable opinion.
    • CBC Online, Sep 30, 2010: CBC Ombudsman review of HRC complaint against Neil MacDonald concluded that: 1) CBC News should ensure that reporting on East Jerusalem is supported by the latest and most credible research and statistics 2) CBC News should broaden its range of think tank sources in Washington, DC in order to present a more complete range of reliable opinion.
    • CBC Online, Apr 12 2010: “Canada ‘regrets’ Israeli settlements”. Original report falsely claimed that Israel was building 1600 new Israeli “settlements” in an East Jerusalem neighbourhood. Lead and photo caption corrected: “Canada voiced muted criticism Thursday over the planned expansion of 1,600 new Israeli housing units in East Jerusalem.”
    • CBC Online, Mar 9 2010: “Biden condemns new Israeli settlements”: Original report falsely claimed that US Vice-President Joe Biden had condemned new Israeli “settlements” in East Jerusalem. Report amended: “Biden condemns new Israeli construction”.
    • CBC Online, December 28 2009: “Israel to build new housing in east Jerusalem“: Report depicted Israel as building Jewish-only housing in east Jerusalem and omitted mention of housing development for East Jerusalem Arabs. Report revised: “Plans for development have included Arab families, the government has stressed. Last week, Israel authorized the building of 500 new homes in Silwan, one of Jerusalem’s Arab neighbourhoods.”
    • CBC Radio: The World At Six, Sept 23 2009: On-Air Correction: “A correction to an item broadcast last night. In one of our introductions yesterday we said that ‘Israel annexed Jerusalem’ in fact it was only East Jerusalem that was annexed.”
    • Globe and Mail, Oct 2 2008: “A secondary headline in Saturday ’s Focus section referred to Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Israel declared Jerusalem its capital in 1949, and most of its major governmental institutions are there. Only a few countries have formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital, but many maintain diplomatic presences in the city.” Correction issued.
    • The Guardian, Oct 22 2007: A report headed “US presses Palestinians and Israel to find common ground” (page 18, October 16) said that Jerusalem had been annexed by Israel after the 1967 war; it should have said East Jerusalem.” Correction issued.
    • City TV, Oct 14 2007: According to a City TV Producer: Apology – “Thank you for your email and for drawing my attention to this. The information in question came to us from Reuters, one of our most trusted news sources. In this case, as your message suggests, it appears the information was not as precise as it should have been. I regret if this upset you or any members of your organization. I can assure you that we always strive for fair, balanced and accurate coverage. We always welcome the opportunity to have a one-on-one dialogue with our viewers. I can only express my regrets once again and assure you that no offense was intended. We thank you for bringing this fine detail to our attention. I have informed the City News International crew. Every care will be taken in the future to make this very delicate distinction.”



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