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Were Photographers Right to Boycott Bibi’s Press Conference?

Were Photographers Right to Boycott Bibi’s Press Conference?

In a show of solidarity, press photographers boycotted yesterday’s joint press conference of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his visiting French counterpart, Manuel Valls. They were protesting the behavior of Netanyahu’s security detail, who demanded that pool photographer Atef Safadi take off his pants before entering the venue. The Ramallah-based Safadi, who works for European

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Why Palestinian Journalists Are Right to Boycott Shimon Peres

It’s nothing personal against Israel’s president, Shimon Peres. Four journalists from the Jerusalem-based Al Quds refused to submit to a strip search by Israeli security guards outside the US consulate in eastern Jerusalem, where Hillary Clinton met with Salam Fayyad. The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate’s response: boycotting a meeting with Peres. The blowback was inevitable. Overzealous security guards

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