UK Media Watch prompts Guardian and Indy revisions

As we noted recently, a Guardian article by Sian Cain(Michael Chabon witnesses ‘grievous injustice’ in occupied territories, May 6th) included the following paragraph, with background on the “Palestinian territories” Israel “entered” during the 1967 war.

Chabon and his wife, writer Ayelet Waldman, are contributing to and editing the as-yet-unnamed book of essays that will be published to mark the 50th anniversary of 1967’s six-day war, when Israel first entered the Palestinian territories: the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, parts of the Golan Heights and the Gaza Strip.

As we explained, the Golan Heights were seized from Syria during the Six-Day War and were never ‘Palestinian’ – even in the broadest sense of that often misused term.

We complained to Guardian editors, and they agreed to remove reference to the “Golan Heights” from the article. They also added the following addendum.

addendumAdditionally, we complained to editors at The…

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