Gaza’s War of Words

A good segment on Israel’s sophisticated propaganda apparatus. Let no one forget that Egypt and Saudi Arabia sided with Israel in this war as they did during the 2006 assault on Lebanon.



A year has passed since Israel’s 22 day war on Gaza, but the war of words continues. Both sides have sophisticated media strategies, and as the message is ever more muddied, distilling the truth becomes yet more difficult. Al Jazeera looks at how the war of words between Israel and Hamas is waged.

Author: Idrees Ahmad

I am a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling and a former research fellow at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies. I am the author of The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). I write for The Observer, The Nation, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Al Jazeera, Dissent, The National, VICE News, Huffington Post, In These Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), Adbusters, Guernica, London Review of Books (Blog), The New Arab, Bella Caledonia, Asia Times, IPS News, Medium, Political Insight, The Drouth, Canadian Dimension, Tanqeed, Variant, etc. I have appeared as an on-air analyst on Al Jazeera, the BBC, TRT World, RAI TV, Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon, Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and several Pacifica Radio channels.

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