The Other War: Israelis, Palestinians and...

"Stephanie Gutmann, who covered the second intifada, documents in her book, 'The Other War,' how Israel, in spite of — or maybe because of — its strength as a democracy nearly always loses the battle for soft and sympathetic minds." — The Washington Times

C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x INTRODUCTION It’s no accident that the great age of terror coincides pre­cisely with the expansion and globalization of the broadcast media. — Ralph Peters, Lt. Col. ( retired), U. S. Army, 2004 In the last few years, cable [ news executives have] gotten to like the idea of creating continuing characters— as in a soap opera— because [ they] feel it might be easier for the audi­ence to understand than if they did different stories all the time. — Eric Burns, media analyst, Fox News, 2004 J EWS ( LATER KNOWN AS ISRAELIS) AND ARABS ( later known as Palestinians) have been waging war for about a century over a sliver of sandy, rocky land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. The battles— involving many other issues besides land, of course— have been fought with fists, sticks, knives, slingshots, arrows, rocks, grenades, Kalashnikovs, M- 16s, Uzis, MiG and Mirage jets, Apache helicopters and Kassam rockets. In these concrete, verifiable ground battles between what we traditionally think of as armies, the Israelis have won— or could have won if they had decided to. But then the first Gulf War happened and television produc­ers discovered world conflict as a riveting form of “ reality program­ming.” Meanwhile, 24/ 7 news channels bloomed, and newly expanded news holes cried out for a steady feed of “ content.” Satel­lites, digital cameras and the internet made transmission of text and visual content nearly instantaneous. Photos, which can communi­cate across national borders, became a very valuable global com- 1

The Other War: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for Media Supremacy


About Book The Other War: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for Media Supremacy

Front MatterFront CoverTitle PageCopyright PageCONTENTSINTRODUCTIONONE. WAR: THE REALITY SHOWTWO. “AL-DURA”—A CASE STUDYTHREE. THE LYNCHING— ANOTHER CASE STUDYFOUR. IF IT BLEEDS, IT LEADSFIVE. JENIN AND THE MASSACRE THAT WASN'TSIX. JERUSALEM THE BATTEREDSEVEN. BEHIND THE VEILEIGHT. FIXING THE NEWSNINE. OUTSIDE THE PRESS VAN: TRAVELS WITH FARAJTEN. HIS OWN PRIVATE JIHADELEVEN. FROM OBSERVERS TO PARTICIPANTSACKNOWLEDGMENTSINDEX
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