For Israel and those who wish to defend it against false reporting, there are better and worse ways to take a stand, Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler explains.
Critics say Benjamin Netanyahu is hitting the wrong note when it comes to the media, weakening press freedom and holding sway over TV broadcasters in a country that bills itself as the Middle East’s only true democracy.
Scanning our Twitter feed this morning we saw this unusual tweet from Haaretz, announcing that the paper’s employees were going on strike (the Forward has an online partnership with the Israeli paper in which we swap content).
Economic woes are shutting down Israeli newspapers and transforming the media landscape. As a result, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing fewer critical voices.