Marianne Azizi writes:
While the mainstream media are feasting on the daily scandals of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his friends, corruption against ordinary people continues unabated
One year ago a wave of arrests of journalists, bloggers, social media activists and even lawyers rocked Israel. Those affected were dubbed the “Cyber Terrorist Network”, and the three who were charged with over 120 offences were described by some media as worse than the terrorist Islamic State group.
Since then the ulta-subservient media have been silent. One blogger remains in jail, another two are under house arrest after 10 months in prison, still without trial.
Civil and human rights activists have known for decades that the judicial system is corrupt. However, despite all attempts to harass and thwart them, they continue to campaign against the corruption.
The Israeli state has enlisted US agencies to hack into critical bloggers’ computers and phones. Some of the 50,000