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Does Haaretz’s Public Stance on ‘Occupation’ Reveal Anything New About the Paper

When a newspaper long perceived to align with a particular political slant is actually transparent about that slant, does it say anything new about the paper?
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The only problem Stern sees in Schocken’s letter is that it implied a cost-benefit argument, telling potential subscribers that “if you read this, then you will support X, Y, Z.”

“That’s not the reason someone needs to read Haaretz. Someone needs to read Haaretz because it’s a pluralistic newspaper, because it offers voices and a quality of articles that no other Israeli newspaper offers,” Stern said.

CAP’s Alterman points to Haaretz’s financial difficulties as a possible reason for Schocken’s choice to take a public political stance—a stance that the publisher may believe is most likely to win over paying English-speaking readers and garner income for the newspaper. In fact, the Target Group Index’s latest study on Israeli print newspapers found that in the second half of 2013, Haaretz’s daily print edition was read by just 6.1 percent of the Israeli public, compared with 38.6 percent for Israel Hayom and 38.4 percent for Yedioth Ahronoth.

Schocken’s letter, therefore, raises the possibility that profit, and not political advocacy, is the stronger motive behind the viewpoint now publicly espoused by Haaretz. But either way, the newspaper—at least in its English edition—could be headed for a future that is increasingly colored by one side of the political spectrum.

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6 Responses to “Does Haaretz’s Public Stance on ‘Occupation’ Reveal Anything New About the Paper”

  1. Sheli Shahal says:

    SHUT “HA’ARETZ DOWN!!!!!!! YES – it’s public stance reveals HATE and ANTI-ISRAEL standings!

  2. It just verified what we already knew. They are anti Israel and will damage Israel forever if their views were put into place.

  3. Is there any press without bias???

  4. Judith Dowla says:

    It can be a good education to know the truth even if it is full of boasting and blood, sweat and tears. An understanding of the time(s) and a lesson on what is needed to be done to stop it from occurring again.

  5. Earl W. Littlefield Jr says:

    An enemy who, after years of opposing you at every opportunity is no less an enemy by saying " I am right and you are wrong and I will continue to use all my energy and resources to undercut & debase you."

  6. Steven Plaut says:

    Haaretz is a Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew

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