Great comment by Guardian reader in reply to Greenslade blog post about limits on journalists covering flotilla « CiF Watc
This has nothing to do with freedom of the press. The number of foreign journalists in Israel is relatively the highest in the world. This even includes Al Jazeera and other Arab media journalists from countries that do not even have diplomatic relations with Israel, and even from some countries that are hostile to the Jewish state.
According to independent NGOs, the level of freedom of the press in Israel is among the highest in the world, and certainly higher than any other country in the Middle East (and that includes Turkey). Israel’s freedom of the press is even greater that in Italy and other western European countries. (See Freedom House/Freedom of the Press).
The content of the letter is accurate and beyond that, contains well-known information. What is remarkable about the letter is that it was written by a Guardian reader, and that the reader had the strength of conviction to post to cif.