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        12/22/2013, Tevet 19, 5774

      MK Eichler Discusses Discrimination with IDF Radio


      At the invitation of Israel Defense Forces Radio chief Yaron Dekel, Member of Knesset Yisrael Eichler of the hareidi-religious United Torah Judaism party met with senior members of the station's staff on Sunday and raised the issue of discrimination in the station's coverage of the hareidi community. Noting that inflammatory language may not be intentional, MK Eichler drew parallels, going back to this past Shabbat's Torah portion, to foreign governments focusing on the Jews as a danger rather than addressing domestic problems. He illustrated the complaint against Israeli media in general by coverage of hareidi demonstrations and rioting not receiving the same justification as protests by other sectors of society.

      Dekel said he was prepared to receive any complaint, treat it on its merit and make corrections as needed.

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