No, Benjamin Netanyahu Didn’t Bully a Television News Network to Fire Journalists

Last month, Israel’s second-most-popular news network, Channel 13, fired 42 of its employees. Some of the channel’s most prominent reporters claimed, or implied, that the Israeli prime minister had pressured the network to fire them for investigating corruption charges against him. While the network’s CEO, Israel Twito, indeed has close ties with Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, there is no evidence to support these claims—which have naturally made their way to the international media, and will no doubt contribute to the “Israeli democracy is in peril” narrative. Haviv Rettig Gur explains the real divide behind the shakeup at Channel 13:

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More about: Israeli media, Israeli politics, Israeli society, Mizrahi Jewry

Netanyahu Details Hizballah’s War Crimes

At the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, the Israeli prime minister drew attention to Hizballah’s use of human shields, pointing out three locations where the Iran-backed terrorist group has constructed factories for the production of precision-guided missiles: two beneath multistory apartment buildings and one in an urban residential neighborhood in close proximity to gas installations. Such behavior not only exhibits reckless disregard for human life, but also violates international law. It is also a useful tactic, as Orde Kittrie explains:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Hizballah, Lebanon