Freeing the Press

Publication Date: April 2009

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): David Kraemer

Research Area: Culture and religion; Media, telecommunications, and information

Keywords: Israel Attachment; History; Media; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Type: Brief

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.