Continuing coverage of the Guardian’s ‘Capital’ humiliation: Headlines

As we reported yesterday (here and here), the Guardian, in a rare nod to reality, surrendered and acknowledged that Tel Aviv is NOT Israel’s capital. (See HonestReporting’s account here.)

Here’s their correction:

“A correction to a picture caption said we should not have described Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. It went on to relay the advice in our style guide that the capital was Tel Aviv. In 1980 the Israeli Knesset enacted a law designating the city of Jerusalem, including East Jerusalem, as the country’s capital. In response, the UN security council issued resolution 478, censuring the “change in character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem” and calling on all member states with diplomatic missions in the city to withdraw. The UN has reaffirmed this position on several occasions, and almost every country now has its embassy in Tel Aviv. While it was therefore right to issue a correction to make clear Israel’s designation of Jerusalem as its capital is not recognised by the international community, we accept that it is wrong to state that Tel Aviv – the country’s financial and diplomatic centre – is the capital. The style guide has been amended accordingly (Corrections and Clarifications, 23 April, page 27).”

Here’s the Guardian Style Guide on Jerusalem before the change:

And, now:

So, in a blatant attempt to enjoy the Guardian’s humiliation (I must find a synonym for the word ‘Schadenfreude’) here’s a quick run down of a few of the stories (and accompanying headlines) about the Guardian’s submission.

Guido Fawkes:

Times of Israel

Jerusalem Post



The Jewish Chronicle

The Jewish Daily Forward

Jewish News 1

Jewish News One’s video on the Guardian correction:

Click image to go to video


HonestReporting’s graphic accompanying their victory over the Guardian:

However, here’s a Guardian ‘correction’ from April, which AKUS commented on:

It looks like the Guardian’s ‘Corrections and clarifications column editor’ has some work to do.

I’d suggest contacting the Guardian’s Readers’ Editor and request that the April ‘clarification’ be corrected.

Also, Leslie Palmer is the Guardian’s ‘Corrections and Clarifications’ Editor.

Finally, it looks like the following book will have to be revised for 2012.

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