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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

In ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ Israel, Separate Lives and Divergent Narratives

JERUSALEM — The two front-page headlines told very different stories about Secretary of State John Kerry’s lengthy address about Middle East peace. In the view of the right-of-center Jerusalem Post: “Kerry exits locked into failed assumptions.” For the left-of-center Haaretz: “A very Zionist, pro-Israel speech.” As it turns out, the choose-your-news phenomenon is not unique to the United States. In Israel, the reaction to the events of recent days, including Mr. Kerry’s speech castigating the government’s policies and a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements, made it clear that Israelis are just as polarized as Americans.

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