Flotilla diplomacy: Giving some credit where it’s due

04.07.2011                      02.Tammus, 5771

"Friedensflottille II":

Flotilla diplomacy: Giving some credit where it’s due

Analysis: ‘Yediot Aharonot’ and ‘Yisrael Hayom’ worlds apart on the good news from Greece.

The clearest indication that Israel under Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu scored a success Friday when the Greeks stopped the Gaza-bound flotilla from setting sail was to note the different ways the two largest circulation dailies in the country – Yisrael Hayom and Yediot Aharonot – played the story in Sunday’s editions.
In Yisrael Hayom, a paper unabashed in support of Netanyahu and owned by his billionaire supporter Sheldon Adelson, the story was the major item on page one – as well it should have been – under the headline: “The Greek commandoes raided, the captain was arrested, and the flotilla to Gaza was stuck: Thank you, Greece.”…