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The Impacts of Lasting OccupationLessons from Israeli Society$
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Daniel Bar-Tal and Izhak Schnell

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199862184

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862184.001.0001

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The Wallkeepers: Monitoring the Israeli-Arab Conflict

The Wallkeepers: Monitoring the Israeli-Arab Conflict

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(p.299) Chapter 9 The Wallkeepers: Monitoring the Israeli-Arab Conflict
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The Impacts of Lasting Occupation
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Dan Caspi with Danny Rubinstein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862184.003.0010

The chapter describes the way in which the mass media have handled the occupation. It suggests that Israel has concentrated on building an “Information Wall” that separates between the Arab and the Israeli societies, blocking information on what is happening in Palestinian society in particular – and thus perpetuating reciprocal stereotypes. The “Information Wall” grew higher as the physical distance between the rival populations decreased, remaining stable and effective after occupation of the territories. The Wallkeepers are developing immanent interests in perpetuating the “Information Wall” which is far more difficult to topple than a physical wall.

Keywords:   Arab world, Mass media, Israel, Closure, Censorship, Stereotypes, Image

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