Day 6

Taboo talks: How TV spurred dialogue between Israel and Hamas

In Israel and Gaza, television coverage of the ongoing conflict sometimes takes a bizarre turn. At least two stations, Israel's Channel 2 News and the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV, routinely silmulcast each other's rival broadcasts. The result is a kind of unofficial dialogue between two warring sides. Guest host Piya Chattopadhyay speaks to Israeli television journalist Ehud Yaari who has used the...
In Israel and Gaza, television coverage of the ongoing conflict sometimes takes a bizarre turn. At least two stations, Israel's  Channel 2 News and the Hamas-run  Al Aqsa TV, routinely silmulcast each other's rival broadcasts. The result is a kind of unofficial dialogue between two warring sides. Guest host Piya Chattopadhyay speaks to Israeli television journalist  Ehud Yaari who has used the unusual practice to initiate conversations with TV anchors in Gaza. 




TV Exchanges between Israel and Gaza

From Israel's Channel 2 News (2014)

Israeli television has just shown the Iron Dome missile-defense system shooting down rockets sent from Gaza to the skies over Tel Aviv. Israeli journalist Ehud Yaari speaking in the studio tries to engage the Al Aqsa interpreter in conversation. 

From Israel's Channel 2 News (2012)

Video shows Ehud Yaari at a roundtable discussion with other Channel 2 journalists and he points to the transmission of Al-Aqsa television, which is carrying Channel 2 live, and Channel 2 is in turn carrying live for its viewers.

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