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Saree Makdisi: The language that absolves Israel

In Israel-Palestine, Middle East on June 21, 2009 at 4:33 am

“In fact, a special vocabulary has been developed for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the United States. It filters and structures the way in which developing stories are misread here, making it difficult for readers to fully grasp the nature of those stories — and maybe even for journalists to think critically about what they write” –

Los Angeles Time

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