Arutz Sheva (Channel Seven) is an internet based Israeli media network identifying with Religious Zionism . It offers online news in English , Hebrew , French and Russian in three formats: written, internet radio, and internet television. The Israeli government has never granted it a license to broadcast, prompting charges of government discrimination against the Religious Zionist public. Arutz Sheva is often referred to as the only independent news network in the Middle East and many Israelis have dubbed the station "Free Israel Radio" implying that it is the only news source in Israel not under government control or tainted by establishment propaganda. Other Israelis, by contrast, criticize Arutz Sheva and view the network as a mouthpiece for the settler movement.
Palestinian Media Watch was established in 1996 to gain an understanding of Palestinian society through the monitoring of the Palestinian Arabic language media and schoolbooks. Palestinian Media Watch analyzes Palestinian Authority culture and society from numerous perspectives, including studies on summer camps, poetry, schoolbooks, religious ideology, crossword puzzles, and more.
Palestinian Media Watch has been playing the critical role of documenting the contradictions between the image the Palestinians present to the world in English and the messages to their own people in Arabic. The world's view of the Palestinian Authority, to a significant degree, is the result of Palestinian Media Watch research.
Itamar Marcus is director of Palestinian Media Watch.
Mr. Marcus was also the Director of Research for the Center for Monitoring the Impact of Peace from 1998 - 2000, writing studies on Palestinian, Jordanian, and Syrian school textbooks.
Mr. Marcus was a member of the Israeli delegation to the Tri-lateral [American, Israeli and Palestinian] Committee to Monitor Incitement, established under the Wye Accords.
Palestinian Media Watch prepared the material for the Israeli delegation that was submitted at these negotiations.
Haaretz is an independent daily newspaper with a broadly liberal outlook both on domestic issues and on international affairs. It has a journalistic staff of some 330 reporters, writers and editors. The paper is perhaps best known for its Op-ed page, where its senior columnists - among them some of Israel's leading commentators and analysts - reflect on current events. Haaretz plays an important role in the shaping of public opinion and is read with care in government and decision-making circles.
Haaretz was founded in Jerusalem in 1919 by a group of Zionist immigrants, mainly from Russia. Among its staffers was the Revisionist leader, Ze'ev Jabotinsky. The writer Ahad Ha'am was a frequent contributor during those early years.
In 1922, the paper moved to Tel Aviv, its home to the present day. From 1922 until 1937, it was edited by Dr. Moshe Glickson.
In 1935, the paper was bought by Salman Schocken, a businessman and prominent Zionist from Germany who had recently settled in Palestine. His son, Gershom, took over the editorship in 1939 and headed the paper until his death more than fifty years later, in 1990. Since then, Gershom Schocken's son, Amos, has served as publisher of Haaretz . Hanoch Marmari served as editor-in-chief from 1990 through April 2004. The current editor-in-chief is David Landau, who previously managed the English edition of the newspaper. Haaretz is still entirely owned by the Schocken family.
IMRA , Independent Media Review and Analysis , was founded in 1992, by Drs. Aaron and Joseph Lerner , as an ongoing analysis of developments in Arab-Israeli relations. Awarded credentials by the Government of Israel as a news organization, IMRA provides an extensive digest of media, polls and significant interviews and events.
The site includes:
Israeli public opinion polls performed by Gallup
Palestinian public opinion surveys conducted by the Palestinian research centers
Summaries of news reports from the Israeli and Arab press and Arab broadcast media
Official Israeli and PNA statements
English translations of government reports and memoranda
DEBKAfile is a self-supporting Internet publication devoted to independent, investigative reporting and forward analysis in the fields of international terrorism, intelligence, international conflict, Islam, military affairs, security and politics.
DEBKA file comes out seven days a week in English and Hebrew with additional language sites planned.