Despite the fact that we’ve prompted corrections on this point continually over the years, UK media outlets continue to make errors regarding Israel’s capital – by claiming, explicitly or implicitly, that Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital.
We caught two such errors yesterday, one at the Daily Express and another at the Daily Mail.
.@MailOnline is second UK media outlet today to include text erroneously suggesting that Tel Aviv is Israel's capital. https://t.co/WL78qjyuoT @SaraDMalm pic.twitter.com/CIcJEGbyeI
— CAMERA UK (formerly UK Media Watch and BBC Watch) (@CAMERAorgUK) February 20, 2018
We complained to editors at both publications under the terms of the accuracy clause of the Editors’ Code.
The Daily Express hasn’t yet replied, but we received a prompt reply and correction from editors at Daily Mail. The sentence in question now reads:
As we’ve noted previously on such correction posts, the decision to remove “Tel Aviv” yet not replace it with “Jerusalem” is telling – suggesting that editors accept that it’s wrong to tell readers that Tel Aviv is the capital, but, inexplicably, are not willing to acknowledge that Jerusalem is the country’s official capital.