Global News corrects headline to reflect UN action on illegal Israeli settlements

Global_News.pngOn February 20, 2023, Global News published a story by the Associated Press with the factually inaccurate headline, “UN Security Council backs draft resolution opposing Israel settlements.”

CJPME contacted Global News about a factual error in the headline, noting: “The UN Security Council did not approve a draft resolution, but ultimately approved a ‘watered-down statement’ instead, as discussed in the first sentence of the article. There is an important distinction here, as UNSC resolutions are binding on UN members while the statement which was approved is only symbolic.” CJPME noted that other outlets to publish the story had alternative, accurate headlines.

Global News acted promptly the following day to change the headline, which now correctly reads: “UN Security Council backs statement opposing Israel settlements.”