Respecting the Rule of Law

Zeek, April 20, 2010 The Huffington Post, April 20, 2010 The gag on the case of Anat Kamm, the former soldier who leaked classified military documents to Haaretz journalist Uri Blau, was lifted less than two weeks ago. Already the story is slipping from the radar. But the real issue at hand never got screen …

How foreign workers feel on Yom Ha’atzmaut

The Jerusalem Post, April 16, 2010 Do you know Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day? The young woman, a caregiver from the Philippines, smiles, laughs, and shakes her head in response. “Ma?” (What?) says another. But these two migrant laborers have been in Israel less than a year. An informal survey conducted at the Central Bus …

Reporter’s Notebook: Breaking the Gag

The Huffington Post, April 6, 2010 Maan News Agency, April 6, 2010 Zeek, April 6, 2010 Somewhere in Europe, Sonya Mousa is breathing a sigh of relief. Or so I’m guessing. I’ve never met or spoken with Sonya Mousa. But, last week when I was wrapping up┬ámy coverage of the Anat Kam case – the …

Israeli journalist under secret house arrest

The National, April 3, 2010 Anat Kam, 23, an Israeli journalist, goes on trial this month on charges of treason and espionage for leaking classified military documents to another Israeli journalist, who is now reportedly staying in London to avoid prosecution. Ms Kam was detained in December and is under house arrest, but a gag …