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June 20, 2005

Media Coverage of Pro-Israel Parades Focuses on Protesters

The media coverage of parades celebrating Israel’s 57th birthday have tended to disproportionately focus on the small numbers of protestors — including those representing Neturei Karta, a marginal organization of anti-Zionist Jews that has promoted the "Zionism is racism" U.N. resolution and has collaborated with Yasir Arafat’s administration. These articles rarely make clear the affiliation and the marginal nature of these protesters. Photographs of the parade have also tended to highlight the few protesters at the parades. For example:

This AP photo ran in the Boston Metro.

The net effect is to depict support for Israel as a controversial cause.

Posted by MK at June 20, 2005 05:52 PM