Yishai Goldflam, editor-in-chief of Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew site, publishes a column in the Seventh Eye examining Ynet's refusal to abide by a Press Council ruling against the backdrop of declining public trust in the media.
What's worse: impertinence or impotence? The Israel Press Council's ruling against Ynet, and the council's inability to do anything about the media outlet's refusal to abide by its ruling, is a saga involving both.
CAMERA's Israel office filed a complaint with Israel's Press Council about an article which falsely claimed that the mother of an arrested Palestinian boy was denied permission to accompany him. The ethics court rules in CAMERA's favor.
On Ynet, a staged scene filmed by a B'Tselem photographer stands in for actual reporting. Elior Levi reports without question that the mother of an arrested boy was denied permission to accompany him while the footage proves the opposite.