Dmitry Strovsky and Ron Schleifer
Dr. Strovsky is a research associate at Ariel University's Research Center for Defense and Communication and a visiting professor at the School of International Relations of Sichuan University (Chengdu, China) for 2019-2021. Dr. Schleifer is a senior lecturer at Ariel University and head of the Ariel Research Center for Defense and Communications.
This article examines how the modern Russian press covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both historically and currently. Since print media are some of the most popular sources of information in Russia, such analysis helps us understand the media's priorities in presenting the conflict to Russian society. The article focuses on the inherently manipulative, albeit hidden, essence and layout of this material, which increases the likelihood of information bias. While the quality of the reporting on this conflict demonstrates the proximity of contemporary Russian media to the interests of the country's ruling powers, it also provides opportunities for the government to influence its audience's comprehension of Middle East politics.
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