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A terrifying assault on Israeli press freedom

  On Sunday, press freedom in Israel effectively ended, at least for some. Sunday evening, the police and State Attorney’s Office divulged that they are conducting a criminal investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s top media advisors Jonatan Urich and Ofer Golan. The two are suspects and police investigators have seized their cellphones. Then on Monday,  police revealed that two…

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Netanyahu, the media and the fate of Israeli democracy

The ongoing criminal probes against Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhahu are reaching their climax. After conducting a marathon four-day pre-indictment hearing for Netanyahu earlier this month, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit reportedly intends to complete his review of the state prosecution’s cases and decide whether to indict Israel’s longest-serving prime minister by the end of next month. The main charges…

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