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November 01, 2009

Israeli Critic Cuts Gideon Levy Down to Size

The Los Angeles Times has elevated Gideon Levy's views to being as newsworthy as Tzipi Livni's or Benjamin Netanyahu's.

Meanwhile, back at home, most Israelis have no trouble identifying Levy for what he is -- a radical fringe ideologue. Thus, addressing yesterday's television panel on "Remembering Yitzhak Rabin," Israeli journalist and media critic Avner Hopstien writes in Yediot Achronot

...don't worry, the anxious Levy quickly returned to his "children killers" mantra. He claimed that Obama is "a rag that ingratiates to Israel." America "pours vetoes for Israel, which is a disgrace." Alan Dershowitz is "an extreme right wing propagandist." Can someone explain to me what this man wants?

Not too long ago Levy complained in a TV report that sometimes he feels that his life's work isn't penetrating anyone's skin. Nu, what's the surprise? When the Israeli viewer hears a journalist who cares only for the children of Gaza and practically supports imprisonment of IDF officers, it's hard for him to be attentive. Levy has the full right, within the framework of democracy, to recommend to the children of Sderot to happily hug the Kassam missiles and restrain themselves. We have the right not to listen. (Translation by CAMERA)

Posted by TS at November 1, 2009 01:33 PM


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