The New York Times has issued a strong apology from their Jerusalem correspondent, Jodi Rudoren, to Sara Netanyahu, wife of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.
As reported by CAMERA:
Barak Ravid reports in Ha’aretz today:
Sources close to the prime minister leaked to Israel Hayom that the New York Times bureau chief in Jerusalem, Jodi Rudoren, who had written the article, had sent a letter of apology to Sara Netanyahu. Netanyahu’s people also leaked excerpts from the letter implying that she was “deeply apologetic,” citing “an embarrassing editorial flaw,” describing the piece as “outrageous.” . . .
Rudoren declined to disclose the contents of the letter, saying, “I consider its contents to be personal, so I will not address them. The paper’s published correction speaks for itself — there was an editing error that led to the criticism being described improperly…”
Here is the full correction (my emphasis):
Because of an editing error, an article on Oct. 12 about the increasing isolation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, especially when it comes to his insistence that Iran completely halt its uranium enrichment program and that there be no halt to the economic sanctions against Iran, described incorrectly the criticisms that many Israelis have voiced about Mr. Netanyahu’s wife, Sara. While her purported temper has been widely faulted, her child-rearing methods have not. (Ms. Netanyahu is a respected child psychologist.)
So Jodi Rudoren wrote, and the editors published, that Sara was a bad mother? Ouch.