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October 11, 2009

Amira Hass Gets Lifetime Award


President Obama isn't the only one receiving awards based on as-yet-unattained accomplishments. On Oct. 20, the International Women's Media Foundation will reward Ha'aretz's Amira Hass the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award.

According to IWMF's press release:

[Hass] has demonstrated her ability to defy boundaries of gender, ethnicity and religion in her pursuit of the truth in her reporting. In covering the Palestinian Occupied Territories, her goal has been to provide her readers with detailed information about Israeli policies and especially that of restrictions of the freedom of movement.

Presumably, her "ability to defy boundaries" includes her two illegal entries into the Gaza Strip this year. Likewise, her "pursuit of the truth" apparently include her understatement concerning the amount of industrial fuel that Israel permits into the Gaza Strip, her misrepresentation of the Gaza Strip's medical situation, and her false description of certain West Bank roads as "Jewish only."

(Hat tip: MK)

Posted by TS at October 11, 2009 06:50 AM


Besides the fact that there are no Jew-only roads in the West Bank (all israeli cars can use them), why would it be wrong to have such roads? Jews pay, Jews use. If there are areas which Jews cannot enter, logically there must be areas where only Jews can enter

Posted by: Alex @ Israel Uncensored News at October 11, 2009 02:50 PM

Ha'aretz is not real news. I stopped relying on it a while back. a proxy for the UK Guardian

Posted by: Noah David Simon at October 12, 2009 11:24 AM

Congratulations to International Women's Media Foundation for having the honesty and courage to honor such an important truth-teller in journalism! A wonderful choice!

Posted by: Dalia Weiss at October 13, 2009 06:04 AM

Amira Hass is a great journalist - ethical and always in search of the truth. Excellent choice from the International Women's Media Network!

Posted by: Michelle Tisza at October 18, 2009 10:14 PM

Amira Hass has a record of distorting truth to further her own anti-Israel agenda. Don't forget how she was found guilty of libel after falsely accusing Hebron Jews of kicking and abusing the body of a dead Arab who had been shot after perpetrating a grenade attack. She never lets facts stand in the way of her vitriolic agenda. If this is what the International Women's Media Foundation wants to promote, it raises questions about their own agenda.

Posted by: Jessica Kaufman at October 21, 2009 12:00 PM


How does honoring a liar demonstrate "courage"?

Posted by: Laura Singer at October 21, 2009 12:03 PM

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