MWC Editor’s Collections: Media, Israel and Conflict

MWC Journal is pleased to present featured Editor’s Choice articles, specially selected to highlight the journal’s most noteworthy manuscripts.

In light of the evolving situation in Gaza and intense debates surrounding its media coverage, Media, War and Conflict present a virtual special issue of research previously published in the journal that bears upon events in 2014. These articles are a valuable resource for scholars, practitioners and citizens asking whether we have been here before and how media could play a more productive role in crises and conflicts.



The interplay of politics, economics and culture in news framing of Middle East wars

Jad Melki
Media, War & Conflict 2014 7:165-186; doi:10.1177/1750635214537405
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The structure of rhetorical defense in public diplomacy: Israel’s social account of the 2010 Turkish flotilla incident

Ben D Mor
Media, War & Conflict 2014 7:250-265; doi:10.1177/1750635214538621
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Trauma, guilt, forgiveness: The victimizer as witness in the cinematic and televisual representations of conflict in Israel

Dan Arav and David Gurevitz
Media, War & Conflict 2014 7:104-120; doi:10.1177/1750635213515098
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Al Jazeera’s Palestine Papers: Middle East media politics in the post-WikiLeaks era

Mohamed Zayani
Media, War & Conflict 2013 6:21-35; doi:10.1177/1750635212469910
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When media and world politics meet: Crisis press coverage in the Arab–Israel and East–West conflicts

Hemda Ben-Yehuda, Chanan Naveh, and Luba Levin-Banchik
Media, War & Conflict 2013 6:71-92; doi:10.1177/1750635212469908
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A threat to impartiality: Reconstructing and situating the BBC’s denial of the 2009 DEC appeal for Gaza

Jiska Engelbert and Patrick McCurdy
Media, War & Conflict 2012 5:101-117; doi:10.1177/1750635212440916
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Bottlenecks in the coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the coverage of the first and second intifada in the Flemish press

Annelore Deprez and Karin Raeymaeckers
Media, War & Conflict 2011 4:185-202; doi:10.1177/1750635211406612
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Territory under siege: ‘their’ news, ‘our’ news and ‘ours both’ news of the 2008 Gaza crisis

Robert L. Handley and Amani Ismail
Media, War & Conflict 2010 3:279-297; doi:10.1177/1750635210364690
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Webs of hate in diasporic cyberspaces: the Gaza War in the Russian-language blogosphere

Adi Kuntsman
Media, War & Conflict 2010 3:299-313; doi:10.1177/1750635210378948
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Coming to terms: a conflict analysis of the usage, in official and unofficial sources, of ‘security fence’, ‘apartheid wall’, and other terms for the structure between Israel and the Palestinian territories

Richard Rogers and Anat Ben-David
Media, War & Conflict 2010 3:202-229; doi:10.1177/1750635210363924
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A visual framing analysis of British press photography during the 2006 Israel- Lebanon conflict

Katy Parry
Media, War & Conflict 2010 3:67-85; doi:10.1177/1750635210353679
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Media coverage and Israel’s ‘Four Mothers’ antiwar protest: agendas, tactics and political context in movement success

Daniel Lieberfeld
Media, War & Conflict 2009 2:317-338; doi:10.1177/1750635209345199
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Media and the myth of radicalization

Andrew Hoskins and Ben O’Loughlin
Media, War & Conflict 2009 2:107-110; doi:10.1177/1750635209105608
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Editors’ note

Andrew Hoskins, Barry Richards and Philip Seib
Media, War & Conflict 2008 1:139-140; doi:10.1177/1750635208090953
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