CBC updates article to note that Al-Aqsa Mosque is in "occupied East Jerusalem"

On April 5, 2023, CBC published an article titled “Trudeau calls for peace following Israeli raid of mosque,” which mentioned Israel’s attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque but omitted the context that the incident took place in occupied East Jerusalem, describing it only as “Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque” (click here for original version).

After a complaint from CJPME, CBC updated their article on April 13, 2023, to state:

            The mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, is one of Islam’s holiest sites.

CBC also added a note to the end of the article, under “Clarifications,” stating:

This story has been updated to provide more context to the location of the Al-Aqsa mosque, which is located in East Jerusalem, an area occupied by Israel since 1967.

CJPME is pleased that CBC acted promptly to update the article and provide the necessary context of Israeli occupation for Canadian audiences. We expect that CBC will continue to correctly refer to events taking place in Jerusalem’s Old City as occupied East Jerusalem.