May. 18, 2021

Divided Iranian media unites on Palestine crisis

Iran/Politics

The story: Iranian media has unanimously condemned the recent Israeli air assaults on the Gaza Strip that have killed more than 200 Palestinians. But outlets differ in their emphases. Conservative papers believe that Israel has been disgraced by the rocket power of the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Yet Reformist papers see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as taking advantage of the crisis to benefit himself politically—as well as to make a play against Iran.

The coverage: The exchange of fire between Israel and Hamas over the past week has garnered much attention in Iran. In a rare display of media unity, outlets in Tehran appear to be universally critical of Israel’s actions...

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