Israel threatens to punish journalists for covering Gaza flotilla

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    The Mavi Marmara ship, the lead boat of a flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip which was stormed by Israeli naval commandos in a predawn confrontation, sails into the port of Ashdod, Israel May 31, 2010. Israel on Sunday, threatened to ban international journalists for up to a decade from the country if they join a flotilla planning to breach the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    Israel threatens to punish journalists for covering Gaza flotilla - CSMonitor.com


    You have to laugh at anyone who calls Facsist Israel a democracy.
     
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    That's three things you apparently know nothing about, laughing boy, fascism, democracy and Israel. Because Israel has a vibrant, robust democracy with freedoms equal to or exceeding those of the other great democracies, it immediately reversed this decision.

     
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    lol you think because they say they dropped it means they did? apperently you know nothing about Israel because they have a history of banning and intimidating reporters.
     
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    The MSM has been repeating Israel's lies without question for decades. It does not want to alienate that group.
     
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    Ohh that formula slipped out so was cancelled, but : "But today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says today that has ordered authorities to find a formula dealing with the reporters, the Associated Press reports."
     
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    IOW, how can we spin this?
     
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    Only in your fantasies. In fact, even under very difficult circumstances, Israel has a record of protecting freedom of the press that is equal to or surpasses those of the other great democracies. Every government has a history of conflict with the media in some circumstances, the UK, US, France, etc., but Israel is one of the most liberal because its own reporters are so aggressively demanding of their rights they have opened the doors for foreign reporters wider than other countries have and because the Israeli government and Israeli people are so self critical that measures inimical to their values come under swift and effective criticism in Israel.
     
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    Yes after

    Israel threat to bar Gaza flotilla journalists under review | World news | The Guardian

    Netanyahu is claiming he did not authorise this and it is kind of hard to stop them if they are on the boats already - though come to think of it they did a very good job of removing material last time...

    Like Tinmore says "How do we spin this"

    It is quite extraordinary that Israel believes she has sufficient influence that she could ban journalists and believe she can still have any credibility left as any relation to Western Democracies. :eek:
     
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    Israel Banned reporters from entering Gaza during the Gaza Massacre, which started on December 27, 2008 with a surprise air strike from Israel
     
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    Ah! very true. That will be why they thought they could get away with it because they knew they had done it before!!

    However that time they managed to use the excuse that people would get killed. The person organising the ban will have forgotten that. No, we do not accept journalists to be banned - it just was not explicit enough to say it in concrete terms at Cast Lead, though everyone did know it was true. This will be why Nitanyahu realised that in this case the journalists were already on the boat. No way they can say too dangerous if they are already there.

    The cat is out of the bag. Israeli's actions cannot face a free press.
     
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