Friday, April 17, 2015

Spreading His Anti-Israel Poison Abroad. Any Guesses?

Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy is a fringe radical who justifies terrorism, dismisses Palestinian genocidal rhetoric, promotes BDS and dreams of a one-state solution rather than a Jewish state. Having recently completed a cross-Canada speaking tour sponsored by a Canadian BDS organization and interviews on Canadian radio, Levy is an example of how Haaretz and its radical ideologues poison the public discourse by demonizing Israel.

Ricki Hollander..
CAMERA Media Analyses..
17 April '15..

The Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz has a minimal following in Israel. According to a recent Target Group Index (TGI) survey, Haaretz‘s readership amounted to only 5.8% of the news market. And even this minimal share is higher than it was last summer during the IDF's Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas rocket fire. At that time, numbers were even lower due to a slew of cancellations that were prompted by columnist Gideon Levy's Op-Ed demonizing Israeli pilots for carrying out their military orders. The fact is, most Israelis recognize Haaretz for what it is, namely, an ideological newspaper with a far-left editorial policy that often appears more interested in advocacy than in objective news gathering.

Gideon Levy serves on Haaretz's editorial board, penning a weekly column, "Twilight Zone," as well as political editorials for the newspaper. He is known in Israel as an acrimonious, anti-Israel ideologue and activist, recently arrested for spitting and cursing at IDF soldiers, and who often invents his own facts to support his radical agenda. His fan base consists primarily of fellow Israel haters and activists, while mainstream Israelis and journalists dismiss him as a dishonest propagandist. (See, for example, "Colleague Takes Gideon Levy to Task" and "Former Editor Marmari Speaks Out On ‘Apartheid' Poll Scandal", as well as here .)

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