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Is the Media Selling or Telling: How Perception Management Works in Israel's War on Gaza

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Is the Media Selling or Telling: How Perception Management Works in Israel's War on Gaza

By Danny Schechter

New York, New York: There is an art of war and there is an art to selling war---to one's own people, and the world at large.

Israel is a master of both arts. When we speak of the "only democracy" in the Middle East, it is often forgotten, perhaps deliberately, that the country is run by a War or "Security" Cabinet. It is, and has been, in effect, a military regime with as many powerful religious fanatics as its Iranian nemesis.

Since proclaiming its "independence" in 1948, it has remained dependent on a large, now over $3 billion per annum and counting," foreign aid" payment from the United States, far, far more than many poor countries that desperately need that aid but don't get it.

Supplementing this subsidy, Israel has its own advanced military industrial and technology complex upgrading and customizing weaponry in military and aerospace industries.

Its current escalating war on Gaza is only the latest, following on the heels of seven "recognized" wars, two Palestinian intifadas, many reprisal operations and countless covert operations including interventions and assassinations.

Its capacity to punish and its willingness to use advanced weapons in areas dense with civilians like Gaza is terrifying--and, by design, The US may have used "shock and awe" in Iraq to launch its war there, but Israel has routinized it with 2360 air strikes in its 2008-2009 "Cast Lead" campaign in Gaza alone. So far there has been l000 in this bloody blitzgrieg. Is it any surprise that of all its military branches it is the Air Force that is dominated by extremists and West Bank settlers.

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News Dissector Danny Schechter is blogger in chief at Mediachannel.Org He is the author of PLUNDER: Investigating Our Economic Calamity (Cosimo Books) available at Amazon.com. See Newsdisssector.org/store.htm.
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