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Israeli newspaper to lay off dozens

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One of Israel’s most prominent daily Hebrew newspapers, Yediot Achronot, which translates to “latest news,” will lay off dozens of journalists.

The layoffs will include senior staff members and veterans of the organization, according to the Israeli business publication Globes, and affect the paper’s health and travel sections. Ynetnews is the English-language website for Yediot Achronot.

Along with Ma’ariv and Ha’aretz, Yediot has been one of the country’s leading daily Hebrew newspapers for decades. The Israeli newspaper landscape changed in 2007 with the launch of Israel Hayom, a free daily financed by American casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. — jta


Posted by Jack Kessler
08/10/2012  at  01:59 PM
Adelson's Motives

One can speculate that Sheldon Adelson’s purpose in launching ‘Israel Hayom’ was to screw ‘Haaretz’, which has it coming.

For year’s Haaretz’ public position has been that they were not accountable to the public nor even to common sense, let alone common decency in their endless ideological and partisan war against Israel and Zionism. Their response both implicitly and often explicitly has been, “If you don’t like it start your own newspaper.”  Sheldon Adelson is very rich and has called them on their arrogance by doing just that.

The decline of Yediot Achronot is just one step on the way to the actual target, according to my speculation, which is Haaretz.  And G_d knows, Haaretz has it coming.  The day Haaretz closes its doors should be a national holiday in Israel and here too.

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