BBC corrects inaccuracies in reports on Israel’s coalition government

As was noted here last week, an article which appeared on the BBC News website on May 20th inaccurately described the Yisrael Beiteinu party as bringing six (rather than five) additional Knesset seats into the coalition government.correction

An additional article published on May 25th also inaccurately described the new coalition as having 67 seats in the Knesset rather than 66.

Following communication from BBC Watch both those articles have been amended – see here and here.

The footnote added to the May 20th article reads:

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The footnote added to the report from May 25th reads:

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