Freedom of expression in Israel: a distant dream - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Marie
    • 17.04.10 | 11:09 (IDT)

    Firstly, "... but in a situation of ongoing war, there have to be some guidelines". Dershowitz's admirable understatement "guidelines" covers a multitude of sins including censorship against anyone attempting to display the crimes against humanity committed in the West bank, Gaza and in Israeli prisons by the army. Secondly, the conclusion of this article is that as long as Israel is in a "situation of ongoing war", military censorship must be exerted on its media and its citizens. But Israel has been in a situation of ongoing war since its creation and does not seem to be interested in a peace with its neighbours. This means that its people are not likely to have total freedom of expression anytime soon. Unlike in most democracies.

    from the article: Publish the truth, ask questions later
    First published 22:20 15.04.10 | Last updated 15:59 17.04.10
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