Gideon Levy in conversation with Jon Snow: why the media’s role in the occupation of Palestine matters

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With a protracted, complex and bloody conflict between Israel and Islamic forces in Palestine, the need for independent journalism has never been greater. Isreali journalist Gideon Levy says that when he started writing, “There [was] no one there to tell the Israelis what they don’t want to hear.”

Levy, who spoke to Channel 4’s Jon Snow at a Frontline event last night, says that the Israeli media plays a far more important role in the conflict than many would like to admit.