The Media's Representation of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

by Fitore Zymberi

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2015
Keywords: 141147
Record ID: 1120877
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/20768


This paper examines the portrayal of the 2014 Israeli-Palestinian conflict by two major news stations, Al Jazeera and Fox News, through two carefully selected videos detailing certain events happening throughout the conflict. Because of the immense influence that modern media has on public opinion it is important to consider the way that some news stations may be promoting a certain agenda through various methods. The conflict was incredible media oriented and a publicity battle was fought along side the real conflict. Utilizing Edward Saids Orientalism and Stuart Halls representations as well as general theories for analysing media it inspects the way that the two stations represent the view of the different sides of the conflict and how they influence they viewer in a certain direction. It finds that while both stations differ at times, they actually have more in common than what one might think. This study will help the reader to better understand the effect that media has on the viewer as well as making the reader more aware of the subtle attempts at influencing them.