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Israeli – Palestinian Conflict and Propaganda


  • (First published in 2015)

 

  • The Western Propaganda in favor (or not) of Israel

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Israeli-Palestinian Conflict “Stop Everything! God does not exist

Daily headlines and front-page news coverage connects often Israeli and Palestinian actions in a particular way: Israel is usually depicted as reacting to Palestinian provocations.

 During the latest Israeli assault on Gaza during the summer of 2014, the news media emphasized in countless items that the Israeli military responded to rocket attacks by Hamas. As an example, the German press argued Israel would hesitate to “retaliate” to rocket fire from Gaza (FAZ.NET, 9 July 2014), had “retorted the attacks” (Bild.de, 10. Juli 2014), or “responds to rocket fire“ (SpiegelOnline, 11. Juli 2014).
Such usual framing of issues in the Israli-Palestinien conflict implied a cause (Hamas) and effect (violent confrontation) framework that promotes a particular solution such as Israeli military offensive actions to stop Hamas’s rockets.

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In Jerusalem You killed me … and I forgot, like you, to die.


Duma, (West Bank) Palestine late July 2015: An eighteen-month-old Palestinian child, Ali Dawabsheh has been burnt alive in an arson attack by  Jewish extremists, while both his parents died from their injuries within weeks.

From the first day, the Israeli authorities imposed a press embargo on the subject, banning the media from publishing any details or developments related to the investigation. On 31 August 2015, the embargo was extended by a month. 

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