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Israeli broadcasters break with tradition to cover Bin Laden's death

May 02, 2011|By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Jerusalem — News of Osama bin Laden's death broke in Israel on Holocaust Remembrance Day, a holiday when broadcasters and news sites typically go silent. Yet most broke with tradition to cover the story.

Photo gallery: Reactions to Osama bin Laden death

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement, "This is a resounding victory for justice, freedom and the common values of all democracies that are resolutely fighting shoulder to shoulder against terrorism."

President Shimon Peres said, "Bin Laden was one of the biggest murderers in history and he received his sentence. The world can breathe a sigh of relief at seeing the punishment he received, despite the fact that justice was late in coming."

edmund.sanders@latimes.com

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