MEDIA COMMENT: Israel’s ‘liberal’ media

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Media Comment: Israel’s ‘liberal’ media

by YISRAEL MEDAD AND ELI POLLAK, 24/07/2013

Our media, which is concerned about the human rights of the Palestinians, is not willing or not able to raise the issue of human rights of Jews.

Liberalism, as defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica, is a political doctrine that views protecting and enhancing the freedom of the individual to be the central problem of politics.

While government is necessary to protect individuals, it can pose a threat to liberty by abusing its power. And so, while democracy is based on popular election, liberalism is primarily concerned with the scope of government activity.

It can be said that while democracy looks after majorities, liberalism cares for minorities. It seeks to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of human endeavor, and governmental guarantees of individual rights and civil liberties. A media which prides itself as being “liberal” should then uphold…

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