A critical discourse analysis of news reports on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in selected Arab and western newspapers

Zaher, A., 2009. A critical discourse analysis of news reports on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in selected Arab and western newspapers. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.


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As one of the most violent, ideological and intractable conflicts in modern history, sited in a very sensitive and strategic region, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has always been under the spotlight of media and politicians. The conflict is almost a constant item in the coverage of news outlets, especially since the outbreak of the spiraling violence that marked the end of the peace process and the beginning of the second Palestinian uprising in the fall of 2000. The discourse of the conflict is as ideological and controversial as the conflict itself. Even news reporting, which is governed by values of truthfulness, accuracy, balance, impartiality and integrity, has always been the object of scrutiny and criticism by members of both sides who often accuse newspapers of bias against them. The discourse of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict has been the object of a number of academic studies. This thesis aims to contribute to this body of knowledge about the discourse of the conflict by critically analysing the discourse of news reports on selected events of the second Intifada, both from cross-cultural and inter-cultural perspectives, by exploring the way Arab and Western newspapers report on some recent events of the conflict and the way different newspapers issued in the UK cover the same events.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Zaher, A.
Date: 2009
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:34
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2015 09:34
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/146

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