Bad News From Israel by Greg Philo

By Greg Philo

In response to rigorous study via the world-renowned Glasgow college Media workforce, this authoritative and well-referenced e-book examines media assurance of the present clash within the center East and the effect this insurance has on public opinion. It starts with a historical past of the current main issue from the interval of the British mandate in Palestine via to the construction of Israel, the refugee predicament, the wars, makes an attempt at peace, Oslo and Wye Accords and the intifadas, within the greatest research ever undertaken during this sector the authors then research media assurance of the clash, concentrating on tv information. They illustrate significant modifications within the method Israelis and Palestinians are represented, together with how casualties are proven and the presentation of the causes and rationales of either side. this is often mixed with a really broad viewers research related to hundreds and hundreds of contributors from america, Britain and Germany. It exhibits remarkable modifications in degrees of data and realizing, specifically among kids from those nations. The examine additionally makes use of new options to spot traits in public knowing and trust. Uniquely, it brings jointly senior newshounds and usual audience who paintings together to envision how audiences comprehend the scoop and the way public trust and opinion were formed by means of media reporting. The booklet comprises sections on idea and techniques and exhibits the strategies which form the inside track. It appears to be like at styles of possession and at how public kinfolk, info keep an eye on and the shut political hyperlinks among the united states and Britain have an effect on what we see and listen to within the media.

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19 Hirst has suggested that even prior to 1974, the creation of settlements was at the expense of Palestinians: Sometimes it was necessary to uproot an entire village – though not necessarily all at once. For years the impoverished inhabitants of Beit Askariyah watched in impotent dismay as the great cantonments of the Kfar Etzion settlement went up around them, relentlessly encroaching on their agricultural and grazing land before swallowing up their homes too. In January 1972, the army expelled 6,000 bedouins from Rafah in north-east Sinai.

In the German rescue operation four of the Palestinian hijackers and all eleven Israeli hostages were killed. Three days later Israel launched attacks on Syria and Lebanon. There were reports that up to 500 people, mostly civilians, were killed in nine separate simultaneous Israeli air attacks (Al-Nahar Arab Report, 18 September 1972): The Phantoms and Skyhawks swooped on the suburban Damascus resort of al-Hama; the bombs fell indiscriminately on Palestinians in their hillside dwellings and on Syrians, in their cars or strolling by the river Barada on their weekend outing.

Sachar, for instance, blames Arab intransigence, claiming that Israel repeatedly attempted to make peace but its efforts were rebuffed by Arab states: ‘[The] Arab purpose was single minded and all-absorptive. It was flatly committed to the destruction of Israel as an independent state’ (1977: 430). Some historians claim the opposite. Shlaim argues that ‘the files of the Israeli Foreign Ministry … burst at the seams with evidence of Arab peace feelers and Arab readiness to negotiate with Israel from September 1948 on’ (2000: 49).

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