TV News LIES

Sunday, Mar 29th

Last update04:24:42 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Netanyahu rescinds decision to sanction journalists on board Gaza flotilla

Netanyahu rescinds decision to sanction journalists on board Gaza flotilla

E-mail Print PDF

Netanyahu rescinds order against journalistsAfter a day in which every single news media outlet in the world seemed to weigh in, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday rescinded a Government Press Office decision to sanction any foreign journalist who participates in the Gaza Strip flotilla.

GPO director Oren Helman had announced on Sunday that any foreign journalist on the flotilla would be treated as an illegal infiltrator, meaning they would be deported and then barred from entering Israel for 10 years. But yesterday Netanyahu's bureau issued a press release rescinding that decision.

"When the matter was brought to his attention, the prime minister directed that the regular policy against infiltrators and those who enter Israel illegally not be implemented," the terse statement said. "It has also been agreed that members of the Israeli and international media will be attached to Israel Navy vessels in order to create transparency and credible coverage of the events."

The Foreign Press Association, which had condemned Sunday's decision for sending "a chilling message to the international media" that "raises serious questions about Israel's commitment to freedom of the press," welcomed yesterday's reversal.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Private investigator reportedly tracks NYT investigative reporter

Ariel kaminerFormer New York Times reporter Ariel Kaminer has found herself tangled up in a mysterious private...

ABC Anchor, Lisa Colagrossi, Dies on Assignment

ABC anchor diesWe have some sad news to share with you about our Eyewitness News family.Lisa Colagrossi, Eyewitness...

'60 Minutes' under fire for Africa coverage

60 minutesJournalist and author Howard W. French and more than 150 other writers and professors sent a...

Another Washington Post Secret Service report comes under scrutiny

US Secret serviceCarol Leonnig's recent Washington Post story about two U.S. Secret Service agents drunkenly running a car...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!