Bad News From Israel by Greg Philo

By Greg Philo

In line with rigorous examine through the world-renowned Glasgow collage Media workforce, this authoritative and well-referenced e-book examines media insurance of the present clash within the heart East and the impression this assurance has on public opinion. It starts with a heritage of the current challenge from the interval of the British mandate in Palestine via to the construction of Israel, the refugee problem, 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 ameliorations within the manner Israelis and Palestinians are represented, together with how casualties are proven and the presentation of the explanations and rationales of each side. this is often mixed with a really broad viewers examine regarding 1000's of contributors from the united states, Britain and Germany. It indicates amazing adjustments in degrees of information and knowing, specially among teenagers from those nations. The examine additionally makes use of new options to spot tendencies in public knowing and trust. Uniquely, it brings jointly senior reporters and traditional audience who paintings together to check how audiences comprehend the scoop and the way public trust and opinion were formed through media reporting. The e-book comprises sections on idea and strategies and indicates the procedures which form the inside track. It seems at styles of possession and at how public family, info keep watch over and the shut political hyperlinks among the united states and Britain impact what we see and listen to within the media.

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Gilbert (1999) and Hirst (1977) write that in Iraq, Israeli agents planted bombs in synagogues and Jewish businesses in an attempt to stimulate emigration to Israel. Despite the stabilisation of the political and military situation following the 1948 war clashes along the armistice lines were a constant source of friction between Israel and its Arab neighbours. Displaced Palestinians in Arab states began to engage in what was known as ‘infiltration’. Shlaim alleges that ‘90 per cent or more of all infiltrations were motivated by social and economic concerns involving persons crossing the ceasefire lines to retrieve property, see relatives or tend their land’ (2000: 82).

Israel has also argued that many of the nations who endorsed the resolution, including the US, the UK, the USSR and Brazil, agreed that Israel did not have to withdraw from all the territories (Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1999). Finkelstein (2001) disputes this. He points to statements made by the president of the UN General Assembly that ‘there is virtual unanimity in upholding the principle that conquest of territory by war is inadmissible in our time under the Charter’ (UN General Assembly, 1967, cited in Finkelstein, 2001: 145).

In July 1956 Nasser nationalised the Suez Canal after the US and Britain refused to fund the Aswan Dam Project, which Nasser saw as a means to develop Egypt as a modern nation. Britain and France, who were shareholders in the Canal, decided Nasser had to be removed from power. Israel also wanted to see Nasser deposed and on 23 October 1956, British, French and Israeli representatives met in Paris to devise a military plan (Shlaim, 2000). On 29 October 1956 the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) launched an attack on Egyptian forces in the Sinai peninsula.

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