Posts Tagged: Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Commune

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Our house, we believed, was a microcosm of that country. Every month, we’d gather at the kitchen table for our house meeting, where we, like politicians, unveiled our big plans for change. ...more

The Dilemma of Wartime Journalism

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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.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Song in the Subjunctive

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Perhaps the city looked more poignantly lovely because I was conscious of its tragic history. ...more

Don’t Pimp the Messenger

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images2Trying 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.

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