Did Haggai Matar lose his job at 'Maariv' because of his political views, or was it his involvement in the paper's union that led management to order his dismissal? Israeli daily Maariv filed a statement to the Tel Aviv District Labor Court claiming that the paper chose not to rehire Tel Aviv municipal reporter Haggai Matar because his opinions are “different from the editorial line that a Zionist newspaper like Maariv wishes to present." Haggai Matar (who is also a contributor at +972), was the head of the Maariv journalist union's worker's committee when the paper was under threat of…Read More... | 4 Comments
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The settlement movement registered major victories this year on various fronts. Its representatives are reaching new heights in politics, the judiciary and the media. One out of five residents east of the Green Line is a settler. The expansion of settlements continues unabated, and - most importantly - settlers are in full control of the Israeli national narrative. In 2012, as more and more observers declared the death of the two-state solution, the settler became the new normal. By Lisa Goldman and Mairav Zonszein For decades, the settler movement and Israel’s secular, largely Ashkenazi urban elite have been playing a game of…Read More... | 37 Comments
Israel's 3rd largest daily is expected to merge with Makor Rishon, a conservative paper especially popular among settlements, and edited by Netanyahu's former chief of staff. The Hebrew media is reporting today (Friday) that Maariv, the 3rd largest daily paper in Israel, will be sold to Shlomo Ben-Zvi, the publisher of the rightwing broadsheet Makor Rishon. Maariv has been losing money for a decade. The paper's financial troubles got worse after the introduction of Sheldon Adelson's Israel Hayom – a daily paper distributed for free at considerable loss. Maariv was recently under immediately threat of shutting down. Employees were notified this week…Read More... | 8 Comments
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Report: Israel to let Palestinians use some of their own land http://t.co/J7w2qlx2Ci by @MairavZ
New on +972: Druze youth likely headed to prison for conscientious objection http://t.co/y95jF1ZrQ2
She was clubbed and dragged while her friends were beaten and arrested during an anti-Prawer demo. This is her story: http://t.co/cxHJEId2HB
Beaten, arrested, threatened: A personal account from the anti-Prawer protest http://t.co/cxHJEId2HB
Activists bring the Christmas spirit to Bethlehem’s Manger Square, tear gas canisters and all http://t.co/R3f0Gmh6wm http://t.co/VIrwNsYCGl