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Author Dor, Daniel, 1963-

Title The suppression of guilt : the Israeli media and the reoccupation of the West Bank / Daniel Dor
Published London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 117 pages)
Contents "Between the Hague and Jerusalem": An Introduction -- Objective Reality and Intertextual Analysis: The Definition of Bias -- Commitment, Despair and Confusion: The Newspapers -- "Live from the Jenin Area": The Television News Broadcasts -- "The Problem with Sharon's Plans": The Suppression of Intention -- Manufacturing Identity: Remarks Towards a Conclusion
Summary Different media outlets provided their readers and viewers with significantly different perspectives on the operation, but they all shared a certain emotional attitude, not vis-à-vis the operation itself, but in relations to the global discourse of blame against Israel: they all projected an urgent, desperate, almost obsessive urge to suppress, to dismiss, to fend off guilt. Dor shows how analysing this type of reporting as an attempt to manufacture consent with the government and the military fails to capture its essential nature. He argues that, at its core, the coverage proposed alternatives for the construction of an Israeli identity. During the operation, all the different media converged around one assertion: being Israeli at this point in time feels like being accused by the entire world of something we are not guilty of. Basing his arguments on detailed analyses of media reports, Dor explores how the Israeli media work within the context of the global media and world opinion, rather than within the classic context of the nation-state -- and what it means for the future of the country
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-113) and index
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Subject Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Press coverage -- Israel.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- West Bank.
Mass media -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Israel.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005001488
ISBN 1281750611
1849642532 (electronic bk.)
9781849642538 (electronic bk.)