A few days ago, I reported that Israeli ambassador to Norway, Naim Araidi, had sexually harassed both his female embassy staff and workers at his residence. After I reported this story, I posted to social media seeking a Norwegian journalist who might take up the story. Yesterday, my prayers were answered. Virtually every major daily either interviewed me or used my post as a basis for their own reports.
Now, the question is how long before the Israeli media will take up the challenge of reporting a story they should’ve been all over to begin with (except for Itamar Eichner at Yediot, who wrote the original story excluding the ambassador’s name and diplomatic post). The question is why they’re not doing so. After all, the story severely embarrasses Avigdor Lieberman, who personally chose as ambassador to a major European country, someone with no diplomatic or political experience. This should be a major domestic story.
I don’t believe there’s a gag order on reporting this. So what else can be holding them back? Perhaps this nudge will set them off.