UKMW prompts another media outlet to admit that Tel Aviv is not Israel’s capital

For the sixth time in little more than a  year, we’ve prompted a UK media correction to a false claim or suggestion that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel. The latest example pertains to a July 21st article in The Indepedent, written by Bethan McKernan, which focused on Tunisia’s banning of the film Wonder Woman starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot.

The passage in question was highlighted in a UKMW tweet sent to McKernan alerting her of the error.

We followed up our tweet with an email to Indy editors, which eventually resulted in a correction.

Here’s the revised passage.:

In 2012, the Press Complaints Commission ruled that – regardless of issues pertaining to diplomatic recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – it is wrong to grant Tel Aviv that designation.

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  1. But you’ll notice that they couldn’t bring themselves to say that Jerusalem is the seat of government and Israel’s capital. It would have been simple to delete “Tel Aviv” and insert “Jerusalem” – it’s only one more character – but no, they had to reword the sentence to avoid having to admit their error. The Indy makes me sick, and this journalist is part of the problem.

  2. Jerusalem is, of course, is the capital of Israel and the Jewish People, just as sure as the ocean is wet.