A rare moment of candour from an unlikely source:
Daniel Seaman, director of Israel’s Government Press Office, said opening the Erez crossing would endanger its staff. But Mr. Seaman also asserted the absence of foreign journalists was good for Israel because the Hamas militants who rule Gaza fabricate coverage to make Israel look bad.
“And they get away with it because of the unprofessional co-operation of the foreign press, which takes questionable reports at face value without checking,” he said.
I’d say an official proponent of Israel’s ever-successful PR efforts is a pretty good authority on how easy it is to manipulate the foreign press…