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The Oslo AccordsA Critical Assessment$
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Petter Bauck and Mohammed Omer

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167706

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167706.001.0001

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A War of Ideas: The American Media on Israel and Palestine post Oslo

A War of Ideas: The American Media on Israel and Palestine post Oslo

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(p.249) 21 A War of Ideas: The American Media on Israel and Palestine post Oslo
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The Oslo Accords
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Laura Dawn Lewis

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167706.003.0021

This chapter looks at several of the entities and tactics shepherding the opinions that Americans follow regarding Israel and Palestine; the experience journalists and others have in attempting to report on or expose this issue; and the oft-overlooked impact of Christian media on the perception, politics, and continuation of the status quo. Topics discussed include how most Americans perceive Oslo through the Israeli narrative; how a country that values its First Amendment cultivate a media that seems more interested in polarization, celebrities, and sensationalism than in reporting the news; the players who manage the narrative of Israel and Palestine; the media's employment of euphemisms and obfuscations rather than accurate terms in order to control the narrative; and reporting in the Middle East.

Keywords:   American media, public opinion, Israel, Palestine, Oslo Accords, Christian media

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