Little attention paid to Israeli election in US media

By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JPOST CORRESPONDENT
January 22, 2013 03:00

WASHINGTON – It is possible that the American press would have paid more attention to the Israeli election had it not coincided with the installation of its own executive leadership.

But it is unlikely.

The vote in Israel falls one day after United States President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, which has dominated US media coverage over the past week. What space has been devoted to the race in Israel, has emphasized the lackluster nature of the campaign and its foregone conclusion – not exactly stop-the-presses kinds of stories.


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