Freeing the Press
Publication Date: April 2009
Author(s): David Kraemer
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Israel Attachment; History; Media; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Coverage: United States
The author asserts that American Jews are ignorant about Israeli history and about the range of political discourse found in Israel. He argues that this leads to a narrow discourse about Israel among Jews in the United States. He states that American Jewish papers are at fault for limited reporting and suggests that they include translations of a representative range of political commentary from the editorial and op-ed pages of Israeli papers.