Camera Arabic prompts corrections to erroneous Tel Aviv references

A post by CAMERA Arabic

Throughout the months of August and September 2022 CAMERA Arabic was able to prompt four media outlets in four countries to correct 17 erroneous references to Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital/seat of government. Below is a full list of the corrections.

For more about this recurring problem in Arabic-speaking Western media outlets, see CAMERA’s main website here, the CAMERA UK website here and the Jewish Chronicle here.

The corrections:

Deutsche Welle Arabic (Germany) – all corrected August 25th

July 20th (before/after): “Brussels, Tel Aviv and Cairo The EU, Israel and Egypt have signed an agreement to export Israeli gas to Europe”

July 24th (before/after): “Moscow is displeased by Tel Aviv’s Israel’s position towards the Ukrainian war”

July 26th (before/after): “Tel Aviv Israel described the request to ‘dissolve’ the Jewish Agency for emigration out of Russia as a ‘severe incident’”

July 26th (before/after): “Tel Aviv and Rabat Israel and Morocco signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of law”

August 8th (before/after): “ongoing fire that Tel Aviv Israel has exchanged with the ‘Islamic Jihad’ movement”

August 17th: “years of severe tension which dominated the relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv the two countries”

August 18th (before/after): “[photo caption:] Lavrov’s statements, where he compared Vlodimir Zelensky and Hitler, are an additional reason of tension between Moscow and Tel Aviv Russia and Israel”

August 22nd (before/after): “Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has confirmed the existence of a crisis in the relations between Cairo and Tel Aviv Egypt and Israel”

BBC Arabic (UK) – corrected throughout August and September

July 14th (original webpage versionoriginal YouTube version; item was removed from the web): “Strengthening cooperation in defence between Tel Aviv and Rabat”

July 20th (before/after): “High-ranked American officials have disclosed that Washington actually laid out a roadmap for normalisation between Saudi Arabia and Israel, the details of which shall be presented to Tel Aviv Israel and Riyadh [BBC Arabic opted not to replace ‘Riyadh’ with ‘Saudi Arabia’]”

July 31st (before/after): “Tel Aviv Israel has announced at the time it has taken down those drones”

September 17th (before/after): “Although it is rare for Israel to comment on airstrikes […] in Syria, Tel Aviv Israel admitted it had carried out hundreds of them.”

Al-Hurra (US) – all corrected August 26th

July 21st (before/after): “Information about assembling an ‘Arab NATO’ with Tel Aviv Israel to counter the Iranian threat […] an agreement between Tel Aviv and Riyadh Israel and Saudi Arabia”

July 25th (before/after): “IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi has announced Tel Aviv Israel is preparing the internal front for war.”

August 19th (before/after): “Tel Aviv and Ankara Turkey and Israel have launched a ‘re-warming’ process of their bilateral relations”

August 20th (before/after): “What keeps Ankara Turkey distant from Damascus and Tel Aviv Syria and Israel alike”

I-24 News Arabic (Israel) – corrected September 6th

August 26th (before/after): “[An Israeli official is quoted indirectly:] a process of dialogue has begun between Ankara and Tel Aviv Turkey and Israel”

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