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July 11, 2008

WSJ Corrects "Palestine" Error

In the World Watch section of the July 10th Wall Street Journal, items are placed under the name of the country or territory they involve. There was an item under a section erroneously called "Palestine," and the prime minister was said to be Falam Fayyad. When CAMERA informed the Wall Street Journal that there is not yet such a country named Palestine, that the territory's official name currently is the Palestinian Authority, the editor readily agreed and noted that the section that day had been written by a substitute who was unfamiliar with the nuances of the language involved. CAMERA also informed them of the proper spelling of Salam Fayyad's name.

Here is the prompt correction from the Wall Street Journal, published July 11, 2008:

Salam Fayyad is the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. An item in Thursday's World Watch column incorrectly gave his name as Falam Fayyad and indicated he was prime minister of Palestine.

Posted by LG at July 11, 2008 04:21 PM


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