update deskIsrael at War

2,000-plus reporters descend on Israel to cover war with Hamas

The United States (358), Great Britain (281), France (221) and Germany (102) sent the most journalists to cover the conflict.

A group of photo journalists in Tel Aviv on Nov. 14, 2015. Credit: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.
A group of photo journalists in Tel Aviv on Nov. 14, 2015. Credit: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Since Hamas launched the ongoing war with its Oct. 7 terror rampage that killed 1,400 people in Israel, the Government Press Office (GPO) has processed a record 2,050 journalists who have descended on the country to cover the conflict.

This is twice the number of reporters who came to cover “Operation Protective Edge,” the 2014 Israel-Hamas conflict that lasted 50 days.

The leading countries in dispatching correspondents to cover the current war are the United States (358), Great Britain (281), France (221) and Germany (102).

Other countries that have sent journalists include Turkey (71), Italy (63), Canada (56), India (55), Spain (49), Australia (36), Greece (33), Russia (24), China (19), Belgium (18), Argentina (16), Mexico (10), Azerbaijan (8), Nepal (4), Uruguay (4), New Zealand (3), Georgia (2), Ghana (1), Nigeria (1), Senegal (1) and Singapore (1).

Ukraine, which is in the midst of a war, has sent two journalists to Israel.

“From the moment they are processed until they leave, the GPO provides the journalists with all of the horrors, the testimony, the pictures and the voices, all in order to prove the absolute justice of Israel in this war on the world’s media platforms,” said GPO director Nitzan Chen.

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Just before you scroll on...

Israel is at war.

JNS is combating the stream of misinformation on Israel with real, honest and factual reporting. In order to deliver this in-depth, unbiased coverage of Israel and the Jewish world, we rely on readers like you.

The support you provide allows our journalists to deliver the truth, free from bias and hidden agendas. Can we count on your support?

Every contribution, big or small, helps JNS.org remain a trusted source of news you can rely on.

Become a part of our mission by donating today
Topics
Comments
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates