Inside Walla: What It Was Like Being a Journalist for 'Netanyahu’s Website'

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Host Simon Spungin is joined by Haaretz’s assignment editor, Amir Tibon, who talks about his experiences as diplomatic correspondent for the news website at the center of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial.

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What kind of interference did journalists encounter? Why did the editor-in-chief refuse to run stories critical of Netanyahu? And who decided Amir's coverage of Trump would be "annoying"?

We also talk with Haaretz’s U.S. correspondent, Ben Samuels, about U.S. and American-Jewish reactions to the success of a racist, homophobic, and misogynist party in the Israeli election - and the Biden Administration’s approach to Israel, Iran and the Palestinians.

Recommended related reading:

At the Heart of the Netanyahu Trial Is His Desire for ‘My Own Media’ / Anshel Pfeffer

With Democrats in Control, J Street Pushes New Mideast Agenda in Washington / Ben Samuels

U.S. Jewish Groups Concerned as Kahanists Closer Than Ever to Joining Government / Amir Tibon and Ben Samuels



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