Israel & Gaza: Behind the Media Veil

Publisher MEMO Publishers
Published January 01, 2015
Paperback 124 Pages
Language English
ISBN 978-1907433160

The essays in this book examine media coverage of Israel’s war on Gaza during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014. Looking through a wide lens, they cover mainstream and social media, and draw attention not only to the lack of objectivity in coverage of the war but also the way that  traditional media sources are being overtaken by new media as audiences search for the truth behind the headlines.

Edited by


Ibrahim Hewitt

Ibrahim Hewitt is a well-known British political and social commentator, author, educator and humanitarian and human rights activist. He is a regular visitor to the Middle East, particularly Palestinian refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Jordan. In 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Islamic University of Gaza for his support...

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About the Author


Alastair Sloan

Alastair Sloan tweets and writes on international affairs, terrorism and Westminster politics and is author of the upcoming book, “What Does Michael Gove Really Think?” You can also read his work in Al Jazeera English and Newsweek.

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Dr Daud Abdullah

Daud Abdullah is a well-known British academic, and political and social commentator. He writes and lectures on issues relating to Middle Eastern and British politics, Islam, and Muslim-Western relations. Dr Abdullah received his BA in history from the University of Guyana in 1981 before completing a PhD in History at the University of Khartoum in...

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Asa Winstanley

Asa Winstanley is an investigative journalist living in London who writes about Palestine and the Middle East. He has been visiting Palestine since 2004 and is originally from south Wales. He writes for the award-winning Palestinian news site The Electronic Intifada where he is an associate editor and also a weekly column for the Middle...

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Nasim Ahmed

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Jessica Purkiss

Jessica Purkiss is a former staff writer for Memo. She is now a junior reporter on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism's Covert Drone War team. She has also spent two years reporting from Palestine

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