The Suppression of Guilt: The Israeli Media and the Reoccupation of the West Bank
This is a groundbreaking new study of the Israeli media and its role in shaping public opinion on the conflict. The first book of its kind - an English-language study of how the Middle East conflict is covered within Israel itself, and by an Israeli scholar. It builds on the success of "Bad News" from Israel, which has sold nearly 5,000 copies in less than a year. The author is a well regarded and has published before with Indiana University Press. Controversial and timely, this will be of huge appeal to students of Media Studies and the Middle East. Is Israeli society losing touch with the rest of the world - and with the reality of the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians? Israeli scholar, Daniel Dor measures the breach between Israel's collective consciousness and international public opinion, and concludes that Israeli society has dangerously withdrawn into a sense of isolation and victimization - largely because of the role played by the Israeli media. Dor examines the ways in which the major Israeli media reports events - or fails to - and how it plays a key part in shaping opinion, waging the propaganda war that accompanies military offensives on the ground.