Israel Hayom “not a newspaper”

israeltoday.jpgIn the heated Israeli political environment the tensions between Sheldon Adelson’s free newspaper Israel Hayom (Israel Today) and the government seems to escalate. Israel Hayom is through its owner Adelson connected to Netanyahu’s Likud party and had not hidden this in the paper.

The paper now accuses the Olmert government of boycotting the party by refuses to respond to queries from the paper’s correspondents. A spokesman from the government denied that but added “I doubt very much that Israel Hayom can be called a newspaper. A ‘printed product,’ I think, better describes Israel Hayom. (Haaretz)

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