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Media and Peace in the Middle East

The Role of Journalism in Israel-Palestine

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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Giuliana Tiripelli
    Pages 1-18
  3. Giuliana Tiripelli
    Pages 19-41
  4. Giuliana Tiripelli
    Pages 42-63
  5. Giuliana Tiripelli
    Pages 64-86
  6. Giuliana Tiripelli
    Pages 87-105
  7. Giuliana Tiripelli
    Pages 128-149
  8. Giuliana Tiripelli
    Pages 150-164
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-191

About this book


In exploring the dynamics and narratives of peace in journalism, this book explains the media's impact on the transformation of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. It discusses the perspectives of peace activists who have been involved in grassroots action since the first Intifada, and examines how their relation with the mainstream media has evolved over time. It compares these views with those of professional journalists who have been covering the conflict, and their sense of the difficulties inherent in practicing a different kind of journalism. The interviews included in this study contribute towards the model of Peace Journalism, with a view to facilitating its successful application to this conflict. Highlighting both the obstacles and opportunities associated with this endeavour, Tiripelli offers suggestions for the strategic application of this model.


conflict international relations interview Intifada Israel journalism journalists media Middle East Peace Peace Journalism political communication political science politics social science

About the authors

Giuliana Tiripelli is Assistant Professor in Digital Journalism & Media Discourse at the Leicester Media School, De Montfort University, UK.

Bibliographic information


“In this thought-provoking book, Tiripelli explicitly sets out to underscore the role of grassroots peace voices in transforming dominant media narratives that justify and perpetuate the Israel–Palestine conflict. … Media and Peace in the Middle East does offer a transformative model linking media with social change, and might definitely be of interest to scholars from various interdisciplinary fields dealing with the constitutive role of discourse in effecting social change, conflict resolution studies, educational discourse and social change.” (Dalia Gavriely-Nuri, Discourse & Society, Vol. 29 (2), 2018)

“Giuliana Tiripelli discusses the power and the role of the media in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. … this book deals with the very complex topic of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict as it tries to explain the role of journalism or rather peace journalism in it. The ideas postulated in this book constitute an ideal project to make peace journalism a substantial and tangible contribution to this decades – long conflict … .” (Nataša Bakić-Mirić, European Journal of Communication, Vol. 32 (06), 2018)