Editing (out) the occupation in the Israeli media

17 Jul

“After nearly forty-six years of military occupation, two intifadas, a unilateral withdrawal from Gaza and a stalled political process, the Israeli public seems to have lost whatever interest it had in the Palestinian issue. Public attention has turned inwards — looking at economic and social concerns. However a critical examination of these concerns, by necessity, requires an equally critical examination of the ongoing occupation.

On May 30, The New America Foundation’s Middle East Task Force and B’Tselem hosted Israeli journalists Uri Misgav and Linoy Bar-Geffen to discuss the Israeli media’s treatment of the occupation. The discussion, moderated by journalist Sarah Wildman, highlighted the growing separation between Israelis and Palestinians — a trend reinforced by the Israeli media’s scant coverage of the conflict.”

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