Five days after the publication of a distorted headline which was picked up by numerous international media outlets, Ha'aretz today published a clarification. In the last several days, numerous critics, including CAMERA, have weighed in about Ha'aretz's coverage of the Dialog poll, including the false headlines. The English online version was "Survey: Most Israeli Jews support apartheid regime in Israel," and the print edition was likewise wrong and damaging: "Survey: Most Israeli Jews advocate discrimination against Arab citizens."
Most readers probably do not recall that this is the second time within two months that Ha'aretz was forced to acknowledge erroneous front-page headlines. Why can't Ha'aretz just get it right the first time?
Today, this clarification appears in the Hebrew print edition:
It states #CAMERA's translation#:
The wording of the front-page headline, "The majority of Israelis support apartheid in Israel" #Ha'aretz, Oct. 23#, did not accurately reflect the findings of the Dialog poll. The question to which most respondents answered in the negative did not relate to the current situation, but to a hypothetical situation in the future: "If Israel annexes territories in Judea and Samaria, in your opinion, should 2.5 million Palestinians be given the right to vote for the Knesset?"
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