So, contrary to what the AP headline and opening paragraph tells the reader, he was not suggesting the death of the entire nation of Israel. In fact, he didn’t even use the word Israel at all; the AP editor nicely inserted it for him.
In professional news reporting, the headline and the lede (the first 1–3 paragraphs or so) deliver the synopsis of the story. An unmistakable trait of shoddy news-wire journalism is when you have to read 20 paragraphs of irrelevant editorializing to get a modifying paragraph with quoted phrases and context pertaining to what the headline promised to deliver.
Question: Who’s going to stick around for that?
Answer: A lot fewer than would read only the headline and lede.
Conclusion: Damage done.