For 3rd time in 5 months, UKMW prompts Daily Mail correction to “Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital” claim.

Though we've been very successful at prompting editors to revise language falsely suggesting that Tel Aviv is Israel's capital, most media outlets nonetheless stubbornly refuse to acknowledge that Jerusalem holds this status.

It’s actually extraordinary that, following literally dozens of UKMW prompted corrections to this error over the years, UK media outlets are still erroneously characterising Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital.  The latest example appeared in the headline accompanying an article in the Australian edition of the Daily Mail:

We contacted editors, who promptly upheld our complaint – under the terms of Australian Press Council’s Statements of General Principles – and revised the headline accordingly:

In November 2017 and February 2018 and we prompted corrections to Daily Mail articles which included variations of the same error regarding Israel’s capital.

Though we’ve been very successful at prompting editors to revise language falsely suggesting that Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital, most media outlets nonetheless stubbornly refuse to acknowledge that Jerusalem holds this status.

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