The journalist Matti Friedman, a veteran of the Associated Press, explains how Hamas has learned how to turn its wars with Israel into bloody public-relations stunts, duly reported by a pliant international press as instances of Israeli perfidy vs. Palestinian innocence. Part of the media’s problem, writes Friedman, stems from the cozy relationship between journalists and “non-governmental organizations”:
How NGOs and Hamas Manipulate the Media into Getting Israel Wrong
Should Israel Worry about the Sale of Advanced Aircraft to the UAE?
On Tuesday, the Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz came to Washington and met with his American counterpart Mark Esper to discuss the possibility that the U.S. will sell its top-of-the-line F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates. Despite the breakthrough in relations between Jerusalem and Abu Dhabi, many Israelis fear that selling the aircraft to the UAE would erode the Jewish state’s qualitive military edge over its neighbors—which the U.S. is required to by an act of Congress to uphold. Shimon Arad explains these concerns: