Palestinian news group blocks Israeli contact (JERUSALEM POST) By KHALED ABU TOAMEH 05/11/12)
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Any Palestinian journalists who meet with Israeli colleagues will be
expelled from the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate in the West Bank,
the group warned on Thursday.
The warning followed a meeting that took place last week between
Israeli and Palestinian journalists on the occasion of World Free
Similar meetings have also taken place over the past few months in
France, Norway and Germany, prompting the Fatah-dominated journalists
syndicate to issue the warning.
“We are opposed to such meetings because they are designed to achieve
normalization with Israel,” said a senior member of the journalists
syndicate in Ramallah. “Any member who meets with Israeli journalists
will be fired.”
Last week, the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate in Ramallah
boycotted a ceremony organized by the US Consulate on the occasion of
World Free Press Day.
The syndicate accused the US of being biased in favor of Israel and
threatened to expose the identity of any Palestinian journalist who
accepts the invitation. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 05/11/12)
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