From political realignment at home to war abroad: ToI writers share stories of 2022
, 2022-12-31 07:48:29,
As the year comes to a close, we once again asked our reporters to share the most memorable story they wrote in 2022.
The fifth Knesset election in less than four years, along with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, steered much of our coverage. We reported from Jerusalem and the West Bank, from Doha and Lviv. We analyzed the Israeli political arena, shined a light on challenges faced by Jews in the Diaspora, and pressed the #MeToo conversation forward.
But we also offered readers — and podcast listeners — a respite and reason for optimism, with stories on Israeli citizens and companies making a global impact through technology, innovation and altruism.
We hope those stories will only multiply in 2023.
An honest account of the Ayia Napa affair
Two years after a British teenager was found guilty of lying about being gang-raped by a group of Israeli youths while on vacation in Cyprus, the Cypriot Supreme Court overturned that ruling in January, bringing some closure to a saga that started as a holiday romance in the summer of 2019 and unfolded as a media circus in three countries.
In Israel, and particularly in the Hebrew press, coverage of the so-called Ayia Napa affair was rife with rumors and falsehoods that were part of a sea of misinformation surrounding the alleged rape and the…
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