February 22, 2024

The Likud communications minister, Shlomo Karhi, wants to sanction the Haaretz daily, claiming the paper’s content is harmful and undermines the war’s objectives. He also accused the paper of spreading incitement from Israel’s enemies and proposed that the government end all relations with Haaretz. However, the Union of Journalists in Israel and the Journalists’ Association of Jerusalem condemned the proposal, calling it a populist and petty political move. Labor MK Gilad Kariv also criticized the proposal, predicting that the government would not approve it.