The Arab-Israeli Conflict in the Arab Press
The First Three Decades
This monograph remedies the general lack of information that exists in the West regarding the Arab press by providing a short history of the Arab print media as well as an in-depth study of translated Arab media sources. Setting the scene, the manuscript begins with a brief historical narrative of Arab newspapers from the 1940s to the mid-1970s, when a free press virtually disappeared. Haddad then explores the historiography of the Arab print media, compiling a valuable collection of available scholarship on the subject and considers the ongoing problem of censorship in Middle East journalism. Haddad then sets about examining the Arab print media’s view of the Arab-Israeli conflict in its first three decades. By giving voice to the Arab political journalists who wrote editorials and opinion pieces, the bulk of the book explores the variety of opinions held in the Arab print media regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict.