11 thoughts on “Haaretz Removes Report that Netanyahu Pressured Japanese Regulators to Approve Adelson Casino Bid – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. @Richard “Who might the source for this anonymous story might be?” – with the amount of exaggerated or purely made up information on Israeli media these days, I won’t be surprised if the sole source is the journalist’s butthole.

  2. I would have thought that the source boils down to these two choices:
    a) Harel Locker or Eugene Kandel witnessed the exchange
    b) …”He was so astonished that already during the visit he told his associates about the Israel prime minister’s request”…

    After all, the reporter didn’t really need to include either reference in order to make his point.

    1. @ Yeah, Right: I too thought of Kandel or Locker. I’ve asked an Israeli friend whether either has had a falling out with Bibi since that visit to Japan. As for the Japanese, one of them would’ve had to tell someone in the Israeli visiting delegation or the Israeli ambassador in order to get the message back to Misgav. It’s quite indirect, but still possible.

  3. Fantastic. Richard, were your screenshots made as a matter of routine, or did you accurately sense that Haaretz would pull the story?

    1. no, ckg, he made the screenshots then ordered Ha’aretz to pull the story so he could write this post. that’s just what omnipotent, duplicitous, self-hating journalists do. I don’t get your point though. Are you suggesting that Ha’aretz didn’t ‘pull the story’ or that the screenshots are spurious (either of which you could probably prove on your own, if true, with a little internet sleuthing). or are you just being a dink?

    2. My Israeli partner will often take screenshots pre-emptively in fear of just this sort of thing happening. But in this case, as soon as I heard the articles had disappeared I already had them open in my browser & copied them to preserve them.

  4. Richard – would you please write about Schabas resignation. It is the big elephant in the room that I’m surprised you haven’t write about yet. Shabbat Shalom

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