Does Western media follow Arab media? Not much. Does it follow Hebrew-language Israeli media? Hardly. Does Israeli media follow Arab media? Yes, to a degree. Does the Arab media follow Hebrew Israeli media? Yep.
Case in point: Here's a list of links to Arab-language media outlets which reported on our story last week about the cabinet transcripts discussing the massacres at Sabra and Shatila, and the response to the Kahan Commission's recommendations afterwards.
Egypt's Al-Ahram: "Sharon criticized his colleagues"
Al-Jazeera: focused mostly on Sharon's positions.
Al-Manaar (that's Hezbollah): "Sharon warned that Israel would be charged with genocide"
Al-Hayat (London): "Sharon Feared Israel wold be charged with genocide"
The monitoring of the Arab media was done by one of the Arabic-speaking ISA staff.