Inaccurate Reuters Caption of the Day


Israeli men pray as hundreds attend a memorial service for eight students, who were killed by a Palestinian gunman in a shooting attack last Thursday, in a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem March 13, 2008. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte (JERUSALEM)

Perhaps we can forgive the Reuters caption writer for thinking the Israelis are praying, although they are clearly not since the books they are reading from are not prayer books, but rather Talmuds.

However, does he/she really think these are men and not youth or boys?

(honorary hat tip: Soccer Dad, who sent me a mail pointing this out after I had already seen it myself)

Update: Here’s an example of Reuters doing the opposite (from a few years ago)

A Palestinian youth celebrates in Gaza after hearing that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was moved into hospital December 18, 2005. (Suhaib Salem/Reuters)


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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