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News Brief

  11/19/2012, Kislev 5, 5773

Foreign Media Floods Israel


In the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense, hundreds of journalists and television crews have arrived to cover events in Israel and the Gaza Strip.

According to Government Press Office (GPO) data, as of Sunday, November 18, approximately 500 foreign journalists have arrived at the GPO in order to receive the press credentials that allow them free access to the conflict zones.

They join the approximately 1,400 journalists and crew members who are already in the region to cover Israel and the Middle East.  Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein has directed GPO Director Nitzan Chen to do what is necessary to receive the journalists quickly and efficiently, to hold press tours to the communities in the south that are under missile threat, and to provide them with information and data.