Via e-mail, the sponsor of the panel discussion I wrote about in this post argues that the Ynet coverage of the event was misleading, and that articles in the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz gave more accurate accounts of what was said. Having read all three, it seems to me that Ynet just chose to emphasize different comments. Without the audio or video, it’s hard to say which account comes closest to accurately describing the panel discussion.
That’s why the Media Line, which sponsored the panel, should be commended for its decision to put the audio and video of the discussion online. It’s not up yet, but Media Line president Felice Friedson says it’s coming soon and urges interested parties to keep an eye on the web site. (h/t Soccer Dad, who’s also trying to get to the bottom of this.)