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The Arab Awakening and Middle East Unrest

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What NGOs think about Israel matters

May 3, 2016, Sarah Yerkes

Today marks World Press Freedom Day. As part of the commemoration, last week Freedom House released its 2016 Freedom of the Press report. This year’s report made headlines both in and outside Israel by downgrading Israel from a ranking of “free” to “partly free.” The report and its timing are highly significant because they are just the latest in a growing trend of international condemnation of Israel’s seemingly un-democratic behavior. 

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