UKMW prompts Telegraph correction to false claim Israeli bill would seize “church land”

The original Telegraph language, alleging that proposed Knesset legislation would allow the government to expropriate "church land", was changed to note that the proposal relates to land sold by the church, and now owned by private (Jewish) investors. 

Today, we’ve prompted the second correction in three days to erroneous media claims that a proposed Israeli bill would confiscate “church land”.   On Monday, we posted about a Guardian article, on the row between the Israeli government and church authorities, corrected following communication with UK Media Watch. 

The original Guardian language, alleging that proposed Knesset legislation would “allow the government to confiscate church land“, was changed to note that the proposal relates to land sold by the church, and now owned by private (Jewish) investors. 

Similarly, today we complained to editors at the Telegraph – and tweeted them – over a similar error in an AFP report published on Feb. 27th.

Telegraph editors promptly replied to our email, upheld our complaint and revised the sentence thusly:

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