David Landau: Did you ever think the press may have a point about Israel?


At the closing session of the of London Jewish Book Week, outgoing Ha’aretz editor David Landau suggested that instead of spending so much energy criticizing the media, pro-Israel activists should be asking if the press has a point when it puts forward comparisons to apartheid.

Listen to the audio clip or read an account of the talk (which also involved Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger).

Landau has generated plenty of controversy this year, by reportedly telling the U.S. secretary of state that Israel wants to be “raped” and boasting at a conference in Russia that his newspaper had “wittingly soft-pedaled” alleged corruption by Israeli political leaders who were pushing the peace process.

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