News Networks Trying to Get Journalists to Israel

From a Washington Post story by Jeremy Barr headlined “News networks ‘scrambling’ to get journalists to Israel”:

Not long after arriving at Israel’s main airport Saturday night, CNN’s Nic Robertson and his fellow passengers hit the tarmac as alarms sounded.

“We literally just got off the plane here at Ben Gurion Airport,” Robertson told viewers. “The sirens have gone off, people are taking cover.”

Robertson, international diplomatic editor for CNN, is among the many television journalists who flew in to cover the deadly attacks, which represent one of the most serious escalations in a long-running conflict in the region. But it was “really remarkable” he had even made it into the country, as his colleague Dana Bash noted on-air, considering that many airlines had canceled flights into Israel.