Once again, a British publication has informed consumers ‘Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel’ and, once again, UK Media Watch has prompted a correction to this false claim. The most recent example involves a Daily Mail article in the Nov. 7th print edition focusing on the Priti Patel row.
.@emilykentsmith Hi. Your article in @MailOnline claims #PritiPatel met Yair Lapid in a cafe in the "capital" of Tel Aviv. Of course, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not Tel Aviv. Please note this ruling by the Press Complaints Commission https://t.co/iGTMO8WajZ pic.twitter.com/1jcGzAQ8NL
— CAMERA UK (formerly UK Media Watch and BBC Watch) (@CAMERAorgUK) November 13, 2017
We lodged an official complaint with editors, and also suggested to our followers on Facebook to contact the paper and object to the inaccuracy.
Today, we learned that our complaint was upheld, and this correction appeared in the online and print editions.