Among the newspapers that I consult regularly on Israel-related news none are so messed up, from a readability standpoint, as is the Jerusalem Post. The Jerusalem Post is a mess. It's almost as bad as the Huffington Post.
I'm not referring, here, to content, but to all the noise throughout its on-line presence; all the pop-ups and extraneous bullshit and advertising. Not only is the Jerusalem Post one of the ugliest newspapers that I have ever read, but it is also one of the slowest and hardest to engage with.
When it comes to Israeli news sources I look mainly to Y-Net, the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post, and less and less frequently, Ha'aretz. In fact, Ha'aretz I've basically cut out from my regular reading because any journal that publishes the likes of Gideon Levy or Amira Hass cannot be taken seriously as pro-Israel or pro-Jewish. Also, of course, Ha'aretz does not really represent an Israeli perspective because it is not written for Israelis. It is written for the western intelligentsia.
The Times of Israel is, naturally, my favorite of these publications in part because I blog there, but also because it has the freshest look and quickest downloads and has embraced new media in a way that these others have not. Nonetheless, the Jerusalem Post has more gravitas.
I just wish to G-d that they would clean up the code on that site. It's just awful. It looks terrible and they throw so much garbage into your face that you spend half your time simply deleting various pop-ups and other intrusive material.
Will somebody kindly let them know this? David Horovitz (not to be confused with David Horowitz) is the editor-in-chief of the Times of Israel and was, until fairly recently, a primary editor at the J Post. He seems to have figured a few things out because the TOI does not suffer this same hideous malady.
In any case, where do you guys get your Israel-related news and opinions from?
Suggestions are welcome.
And to what extent are we intimidated into avoiding certain sources out of fear of the disapproval of others?
That's an interesting question, if you ask me.
The wielding of social intimidation, threats (violent or otherwise), and shunning in political discourse is just the kind of meta-question that perhaps we should discuss.