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#28989 - 31 Jul 06 20:59 Isreal criticizes JP
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MIDDLE EAST: ISRAELI AMBASSADOR CRITICIZES INDONESIAN DAILY

Jakarta, 28 July (AKI) - Israeli's ambassador to Singapore, Ilan Ben-Dov has harshly criticized the Indonesian daily 'The Jakarta Post' for running an editorial against Tel Aviv's role in the Middle East.

The editorial 'Stirring trouble' published on 17 July said that "Israel's anger over the capture of its soldiers is understandable. But to respond with what in effect amounts to state-sponsored terrorism makes Israel as baleful as any sinister regime they claim to be fighting against." On Friday, Ben-Dov said Israel was acting in self-defence.

The current crisis was not only due to the kidnap of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah but also to the constant rocket attacks from the Lebanon-based Shiite militia against Israeli cities near the border with Lebanon, Ben-Dov said.

"This unbalanced approach in your analysis can only ignite more hatred and more prejudice against the state of Israel," the ambassador wrote in a letter to The Jakarta Post.

In its editorial, The Jakarta Post had also written that "if Israel ever needs to ask again why Indonesia is reluctant to open formal ties with it, it only has to look in the mirror and reflect on its recent actions."

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, has always refused to entertain diplomatic relations with Israel.
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#28990 - 31 Jul 06 21:19 Re: Isreal criticizes JP
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Not only the JP. The Israel embassy have complained about political bias in a childrens news report on the crisis.....

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#28991 - 01 Aug 06 01:10 Re: Isreal criticizes JP
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I fully agree with the Ambassador that that editorial was beyond the pale and showed, beyond any doubt, the JP/Indonesia bias, lack of professionalism, lack of journalistic integrity, anti-Jewry, and, of course, the old "our team" must be defended regardless of truth, fact or the need for honesty. It really sums up a lot of the problems with the all of the local press.
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#28992 - 01 Aug 06 16:12 Re: Isreal criticizes JP
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Antara takes the cake for anti-Israeli bias, no wait Detiknews is worse, but you'd kind of hope the state news agency would at least *try* to be neutral.
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#28993 - 01 Aug 06 19:45 Re: Isreal criticizes JP
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A classic example of Truth, Reality and Perception…

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