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United Nations

by Mike Fegelman
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  • April 28, 2020: CBC Ombud: Reporter Should’ve Qualified Statement Linking Canada’s Support of Israel to Failed Bid For Security Council Seat
  • August 5, 2014: Globe and Toronto Star Issues Correction After HRC Complaint: Israel Did Not Attack UN School
  • Globe and Mail: September 21, 2011: Correction: “Israel and Italy were omitted from a chart of members of the General Assembly of the United Nations in Tuesday’s paper.”
  • Embassy Magazine: Jan 12, 2011: Embassy Magazine erroneously stated that Peter Kent, Canada’s junior minister for foreign affairs, had defended an Israeli attack which had “hit” a UN-run school. Clarification issued after HRC complaint: “A Jan. 12 story stated that Peter Kent, Canada’s junior minister for foreign affairs had defended an Israeli attack that hit a UN-run school. The story should have said that the minister defended an Israeli attack that occurred near a UN-run school.”
  • CBC.ca, November 19 2009: “Tory pamphlets courting Jewish voters anger Grits”: Report incorrectly stated the second UN conference on racism was held in Durban, South Africa. Report revised: “They point out, for instance, that Harper’s Conservatives “led the world” in boycotting the second UN-sponsored conference on racism in Geneva, Switzerland, which the pamphlets dubbed a “hate fest against Israel.””
  • Canadian Press, November 19 2009: Newswire correction: “The Canadian Press erroneously reported Nov. 18 that the second UN-sponsored conference on racism was held in Durban, South Africa. In fact, it was held in Geneva, Switzerland.”
  • CBC Online, April 22 2009: Headline reads “Canada first nation to join Israel in boycotting UN anti-racism summit in Geneva” and article states “Canada was the first nation other than Israel to announce its boycott of the UN summit over concern it would be hijacked by antagonism toward the Jewish state.” Corrected headline reads “Canada and Israel boycotting UN anti-racism summit in Geneva” and story reads “Canada and Israel are both boycotting the UN summit.”
  • CBC Online, Apr 9 2009: Correction Issued: “An earlier version of this story said a human rights probe headed by Richard Goldstone would investigate alleged Israeli war crimes during a three-week conflict with Hamas that ended Jan. 18, 2009. In fact, Goldstone said his team would investigate ‘all violations of international humanitarian law’ before, during and after the conflict, including allegations against Israelis in the Gaza Strip and allegations against Palestinians in southern Israel.”
  • Toronto Star, March 1 2009: “A March 1 column stated that Peter Kent, Canada’s junior minister for foreign affairs had defended an Israeli attack on a UN-run school. The column should have said that the minister defended an Israeli attack that occurred near a UN-run school.” Correction issued.
  • Toronto Star, Jan 9 2009: “UN officials said the driver and aid worker killed in Gaza yesterday were operating a clearly marked vehicle that was flying the UN flag.” Correction stated “One UN relief agency driver was killed and a second driver was injured in separate incidents in Gaza on Jan 8.” Correction issued.
  • Globe and Mail, Apr 11 2006 “The Canadian delegation at the UN voted against a non-binding motion calling on Israel to allow all Palestinian refugee women and children to return to their homes. Incorrect information appeared Saturday.” Correction issued.
  • CBC Online, March 12 2009: “Canada has already withdrawn from the UN racism conference.” Correction stated: “Canada and Italy have already withdrawn from the UN racism conference.”
  • CBC Morning News, Jan 17 2008: Apology – According to a senior editor: “On November 28, you wrote concerning a report by CBC correspondent Nahlah Ayed on the November 27 edition of CBC NEWS: MORNING. Ms. Ayed said, “erroneously,” you wrote, “In a couple of days, it’s going to be the 60th anniversary of the UN vote to partition what is now Israel into two states for the Palestinians and the Israelis.” In fact, you wrote, the Partition plan called for two states: one for Arabs and one for Jews, not one for Palestinians and one for Israelis. Of course, you are right. The November 29, 1947, United Nations General Assembly vote on the Partition Plan for Palestine would have divided the British Mandate territory into Jewish and Arab states (plus an area under international control).”

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