E1 and the Leveson Report

The media is favoring sensationalism in a blatant disregard for facts on the ground.

December 10, 2012 12:12
3 minute read.
e1 map

e1 map. (photo credit: google maps)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The English Judge, Sir Brian Henry Leveson, who served as the chair to the public inquiry of ethical practices by the press, published his executive summary in November 2012. In reference to the News of the World phone hacking scandal of 2011, he wrote:

"..when the story is just too big and the public appetite too great, there has been significant and reckless disregard for accuracy. Similarly, as evidenced from a range of stories in different titles, it is clear that misrepresentation and embellishment takes place to a degree far greater than could ever be thought of as legitimate or fair comment".

In media reports about Israel, misrepresentation and embellishment of facts is egregiously evident. This is most recently seen in regards to the announcement by the Israeli government of its intention to build 3,000 housing units in the area adjacent to Jerusalem known as E1 (East 1). This article neither defends nor opposes the announcement, but serves to examine the facts absent in a sensationalist media arena.


Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Cookie Settings