INTRODUCTION

The Palestinian people have captured news headlines for over forty years, but the world has heard surprisingly few of their voices. Mainstream politicians, shell-shocked victims, and fiery guerrillas have occupied the limelight, but even their words have been shoehorned into predictable story lines....

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Published in: In Your Eyes a Sandstorm p. 1
Main Author: ARTHUR NESLEN
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of California Press 09-17-2011
Edition: 1
Subjects:
War
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Summary: The Palestinian people have captured news headlines for over forty years, but the world has heard surprisingly few of their voices. Mainstream politicians, shell-shocked victims, and fiery guerrillas have occupied the limelight, but even their words have been shoehorned into predictable story lines. We hear almost nothing from ordinary Palestinians, and as a result we know almost nothing about their lives, times, and beliefs. Bad PR and a creaky national consensus share some responsibility for this, but it is first a measure of how dominant the Israeli perspective has become. From many experiences as a journalist, I can give two
ISBN: 9780520264274
0520264274
DOI: 10.1525/j.ctt1pp568.4