Hamas may have told Israel it isn’t looking for another war in Gaza, but it’s clearly desperate to advance its attack tunnels. It’s also delighted to be sowing seeds of discontent and concern among the Israeli public.04:19 13.02.16 | 0 comments
40 years ago, when I lived in Israel; yes, everything had to go through the military censor, but this was only for security (pictures of equipment, army bases etc. There was very little interference with a free press. And in the pre-internet days that was when, in any case, it was very easy to control the media. As Israel gradually moves towards 'the only non-democracy in the Middle East', we need to examine carefully exactly what is happening vis-a-vis the media and the Israeli government. The assumption that the foreign media is 'all against us, and will tell lies,' is very, very dangerous; especially if Israel is to remain a democracy. As a (retired) cameraman, and as a supporter if Israel, I find it very, very frightening.