Perspectives in News Media Comparison Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Perspectives in News Media
An analysis and comparison of two articles "Arab League to Pay Palestinian Salaries," by the Al Jazeera English language news web site and "Al-Qaida? If Hamas is Pushed into a Corner," by Danny Rubinstein.
# 116535 | 921 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Oct 06, 2009 in Communication (Journalism)

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The paper examines the article "Arab League to Pay Palestinian Salaries," a ghost written article on the Al Jazeera English language news web site and the article "Al-Qaida? If Hamas is Pushed into a Corner," written by Danny Rubinstein for, a Jewish news web site. The paper shows how while both of these articles at least make a passing attempt at impartiality, their take on the story is ultimately very different. The paper notes how Al Jazeera talks about the situation in the Palestinian Authority in terms of Arab unity, while Haaretz stresses Muslim disunity. A further difference is noted that while Al Jazeera suggests that Muslim charity will keep the Hamas-led government afloat, Haaretz suggests that it may have to turn to financial help from other terrorists.

From the Paper:

"Earlier this year, when the Palestinian party, Hamas, swept the Palestinian elections, it took the whole world off guard. This is because Hamas is also an internationally recognized terrorist organization that has committed more bombings against the country of Israel than any other group. In response to what it considered an outrage, Israel began withholding tax revenues that it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority. Furthermore, both the United States and the European Union began withholding international aid to the Palestinians. All this was an attempt to convince the Palestinian people that they have made a mistake and choke off the Hamas-led government. This, in turn, has caused great economic hardship for Palestinian government workers who have not been paid for over a month."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Arab League to Pay Palestinian Salaries." (2006) Al Jazeera News Network. May 1.
  • Rubinstein, Danny. (2006) "Al-Qaida? If Hamas is Pushed into a Corner." May 1.

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