On Friday, The Guardian posted a picture of passengers on the Jerusalem light rail observing a two-minute silence commemorating the 6 millions Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust.
The original caption, which referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, was soon retracted and the paper issued a correction stating:
“The caption on a photograph featuring passengers on a tram in Jerusalem observing a two-minute silence for Yom HaShoah, a day of remembrance for the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust, wrongly referred to the city as the Israeli capital. The Guardian style guide states: ‘Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel; Tel Aviv is’ (Eyewitness, 20 April, page 24).”
Furthermore, The Guardian style guide states: "Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel; Tel Aviv is (a mistake we have made more than once).”
Honest Reporting explains, “It would be one thing if al-Guardian called Jerusalem the ‘disputed capital.’ But Tel Aviv isn’t Israel’s capital anymore than Haifa, Manchester, or New York City. This correction and style guide are further examples of the editors’ heads buried in the sand.”