Israel Keywords:, Palestine, propaganda, theses and counterarguments
One of the reasons for the long-standing insolubility of the Middle East conflict is related to its hoax. Attempts at an unbiased analysis of the underlying causes and consequences of this conflict are often hindered by the seemingly convincing rhetoric of proponents of a particular point of view, which are often mutually exclusive. Over the long years of the Arab-Israeli confrontation, demagogic and propaganda cliches deliberately introduced by the media into people's minds, which have a very remote relationship to reality, have become particularly important. And at a certain stage, they turn into self-sufficient factors that directly affect the course of events. Quite often, the population and leaders of both Arab countries and Israel are caught up in their own propaganda, which has a nationalistic and religious connotation.
The program document of the well-known Israeli NGO Gush Shalom 1 (translated from Hebrew as "Peace Corps"), entitled "Truth against Truth - a different view of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict", states in this regard: "The actions of each of the parties (i.e., Israel and the Palestinians) are determined by their historical understanding (narrative) of the 120-year Arab-Israeli conflict. During this time, each of the sides has formed its own huge baggage of myths, reworkings of history, propaganda cliches and prejudices, which grow in abundance from the fear and hatred that accompany any war. The Zionist and Palestinian versions completely contradict each other, both in general points and in details. From the beginning of the conflict to this day, the Israeli leadership has always completely ignored the Palestinian national narrative. " 2
In this context, it should be noted that all Israeli governments, led by Labor, Likud or Kadima, which recently appeared on the Israeli political scene, 3 have considered and continue to consider the Middle East conflict exclusively through t ... Read more