Skip to comments.How the Media Support Hamas' Efforts to Delegitimize Israel
Posted on 07/28/2014 2:37:37 AM PDT by markomalley
The Palestinians long ago realized that they cannot defeat Israel militarily and opted instead to delegitimize and diplomatically isolate Israel.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has approached this goal by pushing for unilateral diplomatic recognition, a strategy facilitated by its claim to represent a peaceful approach to the conflict with Israel. That claim became far less credible once the PA (1) accepted Hamas, which the U.S. State Department has designated as a terrorist group, into a unity government, and (2) more recently embraced Hamas' violent attacks.
Like the PA, Hamas also seeks to delegitimize and diplomatically isolate Israel, and uses its civilians and the mainstream media to that end. By posing a direct threat to Israeli civilians, Hamas compels Israel into a war that Hamas is bound to lose militarily but win on the PR front.
Hamas knows that the international media will rarely provide the context, balance, history, and technical details for Israel to be judged fairly. So to achieve its goal of delegitimization, Hamas just has to start a war with Israel. Then, a cooperative media will dutifully reinforce a simple and oft repeated narrative: the militarily superior IDF brutally and disproportionately harms innocent and defenseless Palestinians. That narrative defames Israel, with potentially serious political and economic consequences.
In the current conflict in Gaza, the mainstream media has been abundantly helpful to Hamas. There are countless examples, but here are some highlights that demonstrate just how much the press helps Hamas (out of anti-Israel animus, journalistic sloppiness, and/or naivete).
The media clearly favor Hamas by:
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very good, thank you. Shared on facebook....too many israel haters there but hopefully this will help them to get a clue.
Yahoo! is working to make sympathy for Gaza and co. including Hamas, I think.
Their articles seem very one-sided by the headlines.
I think the headlines come from the news services they republish.
Nonetheless, as you say, "Leftists"
Maybe we should all “attack” the media suggesting they are “war mongers”.
The administration does, why wouldn't the media