Israeli Newspapers Unified in Condemning Trump's Alt-right Whitewashing - Except for Adelson's

Condemnation of Trump's drawing of moral equivalence between Charlottesville neo-Nazis and counter-protesters was front-page news for all Israeli papers, except for Israel Hayom

Israel's Hebrew-language newspapers on Thursday were in relative unison in their condemnation of Trump's dark comparison of Charlotesville's neo-Nazi, KKK and white supremacist protestors and left-wing counter-protestors. Except for Sheldon Adelson's Israel Hayom, that is.

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For the widely circulated Yedioth Ahronoth, a large sun-soaked Trump face was plastered on the front page, under the headline "Shame," while for the Adelson-funded Israel Hayom, the Trump statement was only worthy of a page-24 burial.

Yediot Ahronoth front page headline: "Shame," August 17, 2017.
Israel Hayom's page 24 headline: "Storm in the U.S."Trump, there are not good neo-Nazis," August 17, 2017.

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Newspaper Ma'ariv's front page called Trump out for his "presidential hug of the far-right," while Haaretz's front page headline read "Trump defends neo-Nazi marchers, shocking America."

Maariv headline: "A presidential hug to the far-right," August 17, 2017.
Haaretz Hebrew edition headline: "Trump defends neo-Nazi marchers, shocks America," August 17, 2017.

Heather Haye was killed and dozens of counter-protestors were injured on Saturday when white supremacist James Alex Fields, 20, allegedly rammed his car into a group of counter-protestors.