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  3/31/2014, Adar Bet 29, 5774

Bennett: Israel Hayom is Not a Newspaper, It's Pravda


Economy Minister and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett on Sunday criticized the Israel Hayom newspaper and referred to it as “Pravda" – a reference to the press organ of the communist party in the Soviet Union, which was famous for its lies in the service of a dictatorial government.

The comments were made in an interview with Army Radio, in which Bennett was asked for his opinion regarding the approval of the sale of failing newspaper Makor Rishon and the news website NRG to billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who also owns Israel Hayom and who is considered to be a friend and supporter of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Israel Hayom openly supports Netanyahu, resulting in criticism from the mainstream left-wing media.