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AFP captions call Jerusalem parade-goers Jewish ‘settlers’

Numerous Agence France-Presse photo captions generalized all participants in Sunday’s Jerusalem flag parade as “settlers,” despite the fact that the crowd hailed from across Israel.

Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim), marking the reunification of the city, at the Western Wall in June 2011. Credit: Nicky Kelvin/Flash90.
Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim), marking the reunification of the city, at the Western Wall in June 2011. Credit: Nicky Kelvin/Flash90.

Numerous Agence France-Presse photo captions generalized all participants in Sunday’s Jerusalem flag parade as “settlers,” despite the fact that the crowd hailed from across Israel, within the Green Line, as well as outside. A sampling of the misleading captions follows:

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Isreali [sic] nationalist settlers wave their national flags in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on May 13, 2018, as they celebrate the Jerusalem Day with the dome of the Rock in the background. For Israelis, Sunday is Jerusalem Day, an annual celebration of the “reunification” of the city following the 1967 Six-Day War. MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP

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Israeli youths hold their national flags in Jerusalem on May 13, 2018, as Israeli nationalist settlers celebrate the Jerusalem Day in the Old City. For Israelis, Sunday is Jerusalem Day, an annual celebration of the “reunification” of the city following the 1967 Six-Day War. Thomas COEX/AFP

 

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An Israeli man confronts a Palestinian woman at Damascus gate in Jerusalem on May 13, 2018, as Israeli nationalist settlers celebrate the Jerusalem Day in the Old City. For Israelis, Sunday is Jerusalem Day, an annual celebration of the “reunification” of the city following the 1967 Six-Day War. Menahem Kahana/AFP

CAMERA yesterday contacted AFP to request a correction. The wire agency has yet to clarify.

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