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  • 'I am an Islamophobe,' boasts ex-director of Israel's press office

    The man who once had sole authority to decide whether or not a journalist could work in Israel announces that he is an Islamophobe, thinks 'Arabs lie.' Daniel Seaman, the former director of Israel's Government Press Office, said Thursday during a panel discussion on i24 News, the Israel-based satellite news station, that he is an Islamophobe. Sitting on a three-person panel with Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy and Ruthie Blum of the far-right think tank The Gatestone Institute, Seaman told "Spin Room" anchor and former +972 contributor Ami Kaufman, "The Arabs lie." In response to Kaufman's incredulous, "All Arabs?" Seaman responds, without missing a beat: "It's part of their…

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  • Gov't declines to extend tenture of controversial press office director

    The following is my translation of a piece that was published yesterday on Walla!, a popular Israeli news and information site. Auspicious appointments By Emily Grunzweig 22 July 2010 The Office of the Civil Service issued a public tender for the position of director of the Government Press Office (GPO). Danny Seaman, who has been director of the office for the last 10 years, declared his candidacy for an internal tender that was issued in March, but the committee decided against extending his tenure. The responsibilities of the GPO, which is part of the Prime Minister's Office, include coordination between…

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