Earlier in the year, the Daily Mirror somehow claimed that the Western Wall is in Tel Aviv, before placing the Jewish holy site back safely in Jerusalem after our tweet to the journalist.
More recently, however, we noticed another erroneous designation related to Tel Aviv, in a March 8th article by Siobhan McFadyen:
Though most countries maintain their embassy in Tel Aviv (for diplomatic reasons), Israel’s capital is of course Jerusalem. Even the Guardian no longer explicitly claims that Tel Aviv ‘is’ Israel’s capital.
We’ve contacted editors at the paper to complain (and tweeted the journalist) and will update you when we receive a response.
- Continuing coverage of the Guardian’s capital humiliation (UK Media Watch)
- Times of London: We were wrong – Tel Aviv is not Israel’s capital (UK Media Watch)