What is happening in the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset?
A bill undermining the bedrock of any Democratic society, the sacrosanct freedom of speech, was put forth by Eitan Cabel of the Labor Party, to limit the distribution of free newspapers.
And it passed.
True, formally the bill still has two more readings, plus a host of other hurdles, to become law. I don’t think it will survive. But still. The principle of it!
Yisrael [Israel] Hayom is a daily newspaper that is distributed free (think Westword). It is a mouthpiece for the Likud party, specifically, a newspaper with an agenda to promote Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It is funded by a foreigner, Sheldon Adelson, to promote his right wing political ideology.