The Numbers Crunch: Schalit coverage unifies Israelis

25.10.2011                      27.Tischrei. 5772

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The Numbers Crunch: Schalit coverage unifies Israelis

Across the Internet – on traditional news sources and social media alike – the homecoming of "Everyone's son" kept us all glued to the news.

News in the Middle East is never boring, but this past week was massive for Israelis, arguably the most compelling local news story of the decade.
From the moment that the Internet first received a tip that a deal to free kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit would be announced, early in the evening of Tuesday, October 11, the flow of news at JPost.com was steady and strong, building up to a huge day in terms of both traffic and news volume a week later on October 18….