23 October '10
I am watching with some interest the unfolding battle between Ben Dror Yemini – opinion-editor of the daily newspaper Maariv and the self-appointed “conscience of Israel” – Gideon Levy, the editor (?) of Haaretz.
The fight started with Mr Levy giving a rather long and boring interview to his partner in journalistic sloppiness: Johann Hari of Independent. In this interview, among other “facts”, Gideon Levy has presented the following example of Israeli bloodthirstiness and lack of proper feelings:
During Operation Cast Lead, the Israel bombing of blockaded Gaza in 2008-9, “a dog – an Israeli dog – was killed by a Qassam rocket and it on the front page of the most popular newspaper in Israel. On the very same day, there were tens of Palestinians killed, they were on page 16, in two lines.”
Ben Dror Yemini, being more of a professional journalist than Levy will ever be, was incensed by this spoof and the whole travesty of the interview and has done something that Levy never bothers with: basic investigation.
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