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Daily Beast: Media Distort Mideast Debate

May 22, 2011

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In a piece for the Daily Beast, contributor Michael Medved writes that tensions in the Middle East, particularly concerning the Israel-Palestine dispute, are heightened by the medias misleading language.

Renewed by the tensions between Netanyahu and Obama, the media are adopting misleading language in the Israel-Palestinian dispute. Michael Medved on why words can be as powerful as bullets.

Careless language, reflexively recycled from Palestinian propaganda, contributes to contemporary confusion about the stalled Middle East peace process. In the wake of Bibi Netanyahu's tense sit-down with President Obama, it's worth examining how certain words and phrases distort the debate.

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