Many of us are grateful and proud to read the daily Haaretz reports, critical analysis, and varied opinion pieces (yet sometimes the writing is quite abrasive to the reader, let alone a government official, oh la la! ) but it's a valued necessity in a society with freedom of the press. People should know what's going on and are to be encouraged to change things for a better world. Such an institution as Haaretz permits checks and balances of government activities, organizations and individuals. It challenges our idealism which we're not always willing to face or accept.
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from the article: Israel owes a great debt to Haaretz