Indy snapshot of daily life in Israel: Oppressing women, protecting paedophiles

UK Media Watch

The Independent continues to lead the British media pack when it comes to story selections – including those which don’t focus on the conflict with the Palestinians – designed to paint Israel in the worst possible light.  Here’s a recent example from the Indy’s Israel page of two gratuitously negative stories published within a day of each other focusing on sexually related oppression within Israeli society. 

indy-refuge-articleThe Nov. 30th article, by Charlotte England, cites activists’ claim that Israel is “becoming a safe haven for paedophiles thanks to the country’s unique Law of Return”, and later alleges that “32 paedophiles in their …have moved from countries around the world to Israel over the past decade.”   

However, further down in the article, readers learn that The Law of Return does not apply to Jews with “a criminal past, likely to endanger public welfare”, and quotes Jewish Agency spokesperson Avi Mayer…

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