Marda Dunsky

Marda Dunsky is the author of Pens and Swords: How the American Mainstream Media Report the Israeli Palestinian Conflict (Columbia University Press).

For 23 days in December and January, Israel struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip while Hamas sent a barrage of unguided rockets and missiles to towns in southern Israel. In the end, 1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were dead, with 4,000 Palestinians and dozens of Israelis wounded. Media coverage was intense, but American and Arab media covered the war in significantly different ways.
April 21, 2009