Jamal, left, sitting with friends at a cafe in Acre. “If Bibi says the media is lying, he’s lying himself,” he says. Gil Eliahu

'The Media Is All Garbage': Why Israelis Have Bought Netanyahu's Line on Fake News

On a tour of Israeli cities, Haaretz finds a public echoing the prime minister's comment that the media needs to start looking on the bright side of life

In a harshly worded speech in April, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the media “an industry of despair.” According to the premier, “The media does not reflect what the public feels. Where they see...

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