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Web preference: e-Intifada

The conflict between Israel and Hezbollah (and Hamas) targets mainly innocent civilians in Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories. News about this conflict comes primarily from Israel or the West but on the web you can find alternative news sources. The English language news site The Electronic Intifada (EI) reports from a Palestinian perspective, albeit in an objective manner. Often EI is faster than established mainstream media. Last week, when no one knew, they reported that Westerners have been denied access to the Palestinian territories. The editors live in various places in the world and receive news from correspondents on the ground. 

Exposing myths

The Intifada, the Palestinian uprising against Israel, rages also on the Internet. There, a new activist group, The Electronic Intifada. The website was launched on February 28th to push the Palestinian view to the front in what the founders term ‘the war in the media.’