Posts Tagged: Israeli-Palestinian conflict
At Guernica, Richard Falk discusses journalism during the Vietnam War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and how remaining ‘objective’ is actually being biased by turning a blind-eye to suffering:
I came to realize that the journalistic ethos as applied to foreign policy was indifferent to the wartime suffering of the enemy population and a humanitarian catastrophe of massive proportions.
Slate‘s Dahlia Lithwick took a year off to live with her family in Israel and work on a book about the US Supreme Court.
Then the current conflict started.
She writes about her experience in a piece titled “I Didn’t Come Back to Jerusalem To Be in a War”:...more
Trying to formulate a simple opener for this post–“The latest conflict in Gaza…” “Israel’s recent war with occupied Palestine…”— I stalled, worried that my word choice itself will be a reflection of the powerful media filter through which so many of us experience the catastrophes, tragedies, and atrocities of war....more