Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya framing of the Israel-Palestine conflict during war and calm periods

Mohamad Hamas Elmasry, Alaa El Shamy, Peter Manning, Andrew Mills, Philip J. Auter

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This framing study compares Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict during the 2008/2009 Gaza conflict and one year later, during a period of calm. Findings suggest that both networks used framing mechanisms to highlight Palestinian perspectives over Israeli ones and frame Palestinians as victims of Israeli aggression. The networks regularly described Palestinian casualties and showed images of Palestinian grief, provided more voice to Palestinian sources, and personalized Palestinian deaths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-768
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Communication Gazette
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013



  • Al-Arabiya
  • Al-Jazeera
  • Arab news
  • content analysis
  • framing
  • Israel
  • Israel-Palestine conflict
  • Palestine
  • war reporting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science

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