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Complainant Name:
Ms Sarah Colborne

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Jewish Chronicle

Complaint:

This complaint was originally made to the PCC. As the PCC closed on 8 September the complaint was resolved by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) under PCC procedures. IPSO is the new independent regulator of the newspaper and magazine industry.

Ms Sarah Colborne complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had breached Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice in an article about supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, a group of which she is the Director, making anti-Semitic comments.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction on its website:

In an article published on July 17 headlined ‘Pro-Palestinian group says its supporters made antisemitic comments', we stated that the Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Sarah Colborne, had said that demonstrations against the Gaza conflict "had been used by people to ‘peddle hatred and intolerance' towards Jews".

Ms Colborne had not said that. In fact, what she had said was: "The Palestine Solidarity Campaign opposes all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, and racism directed against Palestinians whether living in the West Bank and Jerusalem, or as citizens of Israel." We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 25/11/2014



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