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.
.@Telegraph gets proposed Israeli Lands Bill wrong. It would NOT expropriate "church land". The bill effects land already sold by the church and currently owned by Jewish investors. https://t.co/I3TUYNVpmv
— CAMERA UK (formerly UK Media Watch and BBC Watch) (@CAMERAorgUK) February 28, 2018
Telegraph editors promptly replied to our email, upheld our complaint and revised the sentence thusly:
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