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.
— UK Media Watch (@UKMediaWatch) 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.