Israel in the Iranian Media: Demonizing the "Zionist Regime"

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dc.contributor.author Jaspal, Rusi en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-10T12:30:43Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-10T12:30:43Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Jaspal, R. (2013) Israel in the Iranian Media: Demonizing the "Zionist Regime". Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, 7 (1), pp. 77-86 en
dc.identifier.issn 1565-9631
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/8025
dc.description.abstract Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) has espoused an official policy of anti-Zionism, which is frequently punctuated with blatant anti-Semitism. This paper examines the discursive manifestation of anti-Zionism in the English-language Iranian Press in order to elucidate how this ideology is ‘exported’ to an international readership. The paper presents the results of an empirical study of two leading English-language Iranian newspapers: The Tehran Times and Press TV. The study uses critical discourse analysis and draws upon Intergroup Threat Theory and Social Representations Theory. The following themes are outlined: (i) Constructing Israel as a hybridized threat; (ii) Denying Israel’s right to exist; and (iii) Israel’s demise in the Islamic Awakening. The paper examines how these news outlets normalize the fervent anti-Zionist position of the Islamic Republic of Iran. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Israel en
dc.subject Iran en
dc.subject anti-Zionism en
dc.subject anti-Semitism en
dc.subject media representations en
dc.subject social psychology en
dc.title Israel in the Iranian Media: Demonizing the "Zionist Regime" en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Psychology en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en


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