Guardian removes reference to “Jewish grip” on Jerusalem in Sherwood’s story on Light Rail project

A large H/T to Akus

Below is the title and subheading of Harriet Sherwood’s Aug. 17 piece about Jerusalem’s Light Rail Project, Jerusalem’s long-awaited light railway splits opinion, which, as I commented on yesterday, was characterized as a violation of international law, 

It includes the original reference to a “Jewish grip” on E. Jerusalem, which I underlined in red: (via a cached version of the page).

The subheading was subsequently changed to “Israeli grip”:

The offensive phrase was also originally used in the following passage in Sherwood’s report:

“The project’s many critics include those who believe that, in a city with a long history of bombings, the light railway is vulnerable to attack. Others claim it is the latest example of the tightening Jewish grip on the Arab east of the city, part of an attempt to create an indivisible Jerusalem.

And, was likewise revised to:

The project’s many critics include those who believe that, in a city with a long history of bombings, the light railway is vulnerable to attack. There are others who claim it is the latest example of the tightening Israeli grip on the Arab east of the city, part of an attempt to create an indivisible Jerusalem.

The revised edition has this editor’s note:

• This article has been amended to correct language inconsistent with Guardian editorial guidelines

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