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6 August 2012 | EU Observerwebsite decries the high pay of EU officials and MEPs and asks visitors to click on a button if they agree. It also promises to present its findings to EU Council President Herman van Rompuy before a meeting of EU leaders in October. Its chief, Geert Wilders, on Friday tweeted that the site gor over 10,000 clicks in the first few hours after it came online. Wilders already attracted attention in Brussels when, in February, he launched a website asking visitors to report problems caused by eastern European immigrants. The European Parliament at the time adopted a resolution denouncing the initiative. The new website - the third of its kind, after a second one against unruly immigrant youths, or "street terrorists" - comes amid falling support for the PVV a little over a month before elections in the Netherlands. The party looks set to lose up to a quarter of its 24 seats (in a chamber of 150). Traditionally anti-Islam, its new anti-EU pitch calls for the Netherlands to quit the EU - a hardening of its earlier eurosceptic line, which called for Brussels to limit itself to a mere economic union.
6 August 2012 | Newspaper InnovationIsrael Hayom (Israel Today) celebrated its fifth anniversary on July 30. Special guest for the event was its owner, American casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the richest jews in the world according to the Jerusalem Post. Adelson told Israel Today’s employees that they “have led a revolution” and asked them “to continue the good work” according to Globes. The good work mainly consists of giving unconditional support to the right-wing politics of Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu. This free daily paper is now the most succesful newspaper in Israel in readership and circulation. On weekdays 275,000 copies are distirubuted, the weekend edition has a circultion of 325,000. The page count is between 64 and 140. Israel Today has an impact on other papers as well. Paid paper Yediot Ahronot will sack dozens of journalist because of the competition from Israel Today, which is “destroying journalism” according to Globes.
6 August 2012 | V3.co.uk