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Israel National News: 8 Sources For Global Coverage of Middle East State

By    |   Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 08:30 PM

The global coverage of Israel and its relationship with other Middle Eastern countries is possible through several Internet-based websites, publications, and broadcast networks.

The Times of Israel covers news of the Israeli and Palestinian conflict as well as other news in the Middle East.

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The Times was founded in 2012 to provide online coverage "to serve as a platform for constructive debate regarding the challenges facing Israel, the region and the Jewish people," the website says. "The Times of Israel has no partisan political affiliation. It seeks to present the news fair-mindedly and offers a wide range of analysis and opinion pieces."

Other global sources of news dedicated to covering Israel include the following:

The New York Times
The Guardian
British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
Aljazeera
Reuters
The Telegraph
The Associated Press

The media coverage of Israel and its relationship with Palestine and the Middle East has long been criticized for being biased on both sides.

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Writing for Tablet Magazine on Aug. 26, 2014, former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman detailed how decisions were made to cover the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a pro-Israel perspective while he was an editor and reporter for the AP’s Jerusalem’s bureau.

“Staffing is the best measure of the importance of a story to a particular news organization,” Friedman wrote. “When I was a correspondent at the AP, the agency had more than 40 staffers covering Israel and the Palestinian territories. That was significantly more news staff than the AP had in China, Russia, or India, or in all of the 50 countries of sub-Saharan Africa combined. It was higher than the total number of news-gathering employees in all the countries where the uprisings of the ‘Arab Spring’ eventually erupted.”

Friedman went on to say that there’s isn’t enough coverage of Palestinians’ contribution to the conflict with Israel.

“If you follow mainstream coverage, you will find nearly no real analysis of Palestinian society or ideologies, profiles of armed Palestinian groups, or investigation of Palestinian government. Palestinians are not taken seriously as agents of their own fate,” he wrote. “The West has decided that Palestinians should want a state alongside Israel, so that opinion is attributed to them as fact, though anyone who has spent time with actual Palestinians understands that things are (understandably, in my opinion) more complicated. Who they are and what they want is not important: The story mandates that they exist as passive victims of the party that matters.”

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