Further to the previous post and the Israeli foreign ministry's mobilisation of useful fools in the Western corporate media to further its new rebranding Israel strategy (See my 30/11/10 post Once a Sow's Ear), has anyone out there noticed the proliferation of pro-Israel features in the Fairfax press lately?
Here are a few obvious efforts I've noticed:
1) Treading the halls of power: Yuval Rotem's high-profile diplomatic postings to Los Angeles and now Australia makes a move to politics an obvious next step, writes Damien Murphy (Sydney Morning Herald, 8/1/11) See my 8/1/11 post Media Tart.
2) Lunch with Naomi Chazan: Step into the ring with Naomi Chazan and you're likely to get bloodied. The outspoken Israeli realist talks to Jason Koutsoukis (Sydney Morning Herald, 11/6/11)
3) The Essay: Samantha Selinger-Morris, Old hatreds in a new medium: The internet spreads celebrities' anti-Semitic diatribes, but it also helps call them to account (Sydney Morning Herald, 2/7/11)
4) Lunch with Amos Oz: Burning curiosity not only helped this author craft his works, it led him to kill a fierce hatred, writes Peter Hartcher (Sydney Morning Herald, 6/8/11)
5) A holy bunch of hedonists: Expecting military checkpoints and religious fanaticism, Andrew Taylor instead discovers a land where culture, nightlife and the beach often take priority over piety and politics (The Sun-Herald, 7/8/11)
Feature a Palestinian? You must be joking!