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Delegitimization and censorship continue: JPost stops publishing Naomi Chazan’s columns

Cross-posted from Promised Land.

David Horovitz

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Haaretz reveals today that following the right-wing campaign against the New Israel Fund, Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz informed NIF President Naomi Chazan that the paper will stop publishing her columns.

Yesterday Chazan received an e-mail from Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz, informing her the newspaper would cease publishing her column.

Chazan had provided the daily with one of its few leftist voices in recent years. Horovitz declined to respond to questions from Haaretz last night.

This is just one of several recent cases of self-censorship in the Israeli media: Both Maariv and Yediot, two of the leading tabloids in Israel, have decided recently not to publish major articles which were critical of Israel and the IDF.

Chazan, who was the target of a Der Sturmer style ads in the Israeli media, also commented on her personal feelings following the rightwing Im Tirzu movement’s campaign against her:

“I don’t know why they chose me – I can think of plenty of human rights supporters they could pick on. But I’m ever so proud to be a symbol of Israeli democracy. No doubt about it.”

Earlier this week, the Jewish community in Melbourne canceled a scheduled event with Chazan.

  1. February 7, 2010 at 15:56

    I’m not one to drop the word “Nazi” easily, but rest assured that Israel has everybody shouting it at each other all the time.

    The problem is that the ones that use brute force to oppress people, whether be it on a territorial basis, or just preventing people of their jobs since they disagree with your policy of right wing ideology.

    Oppression of one’s opinion is one of the most noticeable signs of a rotten regime.

    Eventually, I acknowledge that fundamental Muslim radicals are as extreme as any other religious bully, and that it’s those opinionated bullies that make life living hell for everyone.

  2. August 23, 2011 at 17:11


  1. February 5, 2010 at 18:39
  2. February 7, 2010 at 15:02
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  4. February 10, 2010 at 04:26

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