July 31, 1990 |
Two journalists alleged Monday that some radio reporters working free lance for foreign stations accepted money or favors from the Foreign Ministry to do pro-Israel stories packaged as independent news items. The two, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the free-lancers worked out of a Jerusalem recording studio that has close ties with the ministry. The ministry denied the allegations Monday but said it suspended all ties with the studio lest "some aspects of the current arrangements . . .
May 29, 1990 |
A homemade pipe bomb exploded at a juice stand in a crowded market Monday, killing an elderly Israeli, wounding at least nine other shoppers and raising fears of an accelerated spin on the cycle of violence between Israelis and Arabs. Israeli officials had been bracing for an attack like this ever since a deranged Israeli gunman shot and killed seven Palestinian workers on a roadside in Rishon le Zion, near Tel Aviv.
May 29, 1990
The latest surge of violence in Israel was touched off May 20 when a lone Israeli gunman shot to death seven Arab workers. When Palestinians took to the streets in protest, the violence that ensued left 16 more Arabs killed by troops and Jewish settlers. All newspapers deplored the killings but differed widely on the cause and effect. Israeli commentators pondered the impact of the turmoil on Israel's image and tried to explore the ethical and moral issues involved.
April 5, 1989 |
Israeli journalists said they will refuse to report on Jewish settlers in the occupied territories after some settlers pretended to be correspondents by putting press signs on their vehicles. Ronnie Shaked, head of Israeli journalists covering the West Bank and Gaza Strip, said Monday that correspondents are in greater danger covering the 15-month-old uprising because Palestinians now doubt the identity of real journalists.
March 24, 1989 |
Police launched an investigation Thursday after Western journalists photographed plainclothes police officers who had pasted press signs on their car to disguise their identity while investigating Palestinians. The incident drew a formal complaint from the Foreign Press Assn. in Israel, which said in a letter to the government that such action places journalists "at great personal risk" and urged authorities "to cease such behavior immediately."
August 25, 1988 |
Hesh Kestin listened politely as the young hitchhiker he had picked up complained about everything from the poor state of Israeli roads to the ailing national health service. Then something inside the native New Yorker--a commitment to his adopted homeland, a journalistic sense of history, or maybe just an inbred optimism--made him take issue with what he heard. "Look," Kestin admonished his passenger, a soldier. "You have peace with Egypt.
July 8, 1988 |
A Palestinian newspaper editor went on trial Thursday, accused of printing an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat without submitting the article to Israel's military censor. Israeli army regulations say that all material dealing with security issues must be reviewed by the censor. Hanna Siniora, editor of the pro-PLO East Jerusalem Al Fajr daily, said the December, 1986, article did not touch on security matters.
April 27, 1988 |
Two correspondents in Israel for major American media organizations had their accreditations suspended Tuesday for failing to submit to the military censor their reports that Israeli leaders ordered the April 16 assassination of a senior Palestine Liberation Organization official.
April 25, 1988 |
ABC's Ted Koppel, still negotiating a new contract but refusing to talk about it, tonight starts a week of live, longer-than-usual "Nightline" broadcasts from Israel. The Israel visit by "Nightline" is its fourth overseas trip since the program began in March, 1980, during the Iranian hostage crisis. Why this expedition?