Pens and Swords: How the American Mainstream Media Report the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Pens and Swords: How the American Mainstream Media Report the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Marda Dunsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231133499

ISBN-13: 9780231133494

Pub. Date: 01/30/2008

Publisher: Columbia University Press

As world attention is renewed and refocused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the sixtieth anniversary of its seminal year of 1948, Marda Dunsky takes a close look at how more than two dozen major American print and broadcast outlets have reported the conflict in recent years. Beginning with the failed Camp David summit of July 2000 through the waning of the

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As world attention is renewed and refocused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the sixtieth anniversary of its seminal year of 1948, Marda Dunsky takes a close look at how more than two dozen major American print and broadcast outlets have reported the conflict in recent years. Beginning with the failed Camp David summit of July 2000 through the waning of the second Palestinian uprising in the summer of 2004, she finds that the media omit two key contextual elements: the significant impact that U.S. policy has had and continues to have on the trajectory of the conflict, and the way international law and consensus have addressed the key issues of Israeli settlement and annexation policies and Palestinian refugees. Dunsky explores how reports of the conflict routinely take on the contours of American policy and rarely challenge the premises of this "Washington consensus." She also examines the media's responses to allegations of biased coverage and gauges the effect that mainstream news reporting has on public opinion and U.S. foreign policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231133494
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Policy Mirror2. Reporting the Palestinian Refugee Story3. Reporting on Israeli Settlements4. Apex of the Spiral: Reporting the Violent Spring of 20025. The War at Home6. In the Field7. Toward a New Way of Reporting the Israeli-Palestinian ConflictNotesIndex

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