Wow. As Twitchy reported, sirens are going off in Tel Aviv as rockets are launched in the area. The BBC tweeted that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel.
Twitter users were quick to correct and call out the BBC.
“Every country [and noncountry] participating in the London 2012 games has been given a page on your website with background information about the country, including mention of the capital city. Every country [and non-country], except Israel,” wrote Netanyahu’s spokesman Mark Regev. “Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel, and accordingly we respectfully request the immediate rectification of this matter.”
Israel’s Olympic athletes have also slammed the BBC for hedging on the issue of Israel’s true capital city. The team produced a video last week in which they made it clear that Israel’s capital was the city of Jerusalem.
Update: They also won’t use the word terrorist, apparently. Note the use of “militants.”