Arab press hails prisoner-swap deal

16.10.2011                      18.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 2

Diplomatie:

Arab press hails prisoner-swap deal

Almost unanimous celebration among Arabic media; Al Jazeera, and main competitor Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya, each cover deal extensively.

Arabic media reacted to last week’s news of Israel’s 1,000-to- 1 prisoner exchange with Hamas with almost unanimous celebration.
The main pan-Arab and national television channels all ran the swap deal prominently with the exception of Syria’s state-run station, according to the international media aggregator BBC Monitoring….