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The Palestinian-Israeli conflict: a comparative analysis on the language of occupation

Abdul Latiff@Bapoo, Lili Suriani and Majelan, Syareen Izzaty (2014) The Palestinian-Israeli conflict: a comparative analysis on the language of occupation. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research (Language for Communication and Learning), 20 (14). pp. 97-101. ISSN 1999-8147(O), 1990-9233 (P)

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The Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the issue of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories have not been resolved since the 1940s. Despite efforts for reconciliation, the Israelis and Palestinians are yet to reach a final peace agreement. A wide variety of views and opinions have been expressed on the issue but it remains a question of how both Palestinian and Israeli societies have communicated on it. This paper analyzed the language discourse of 10 texts-2 speeches by the countries’ political leaders, 4 online newspaper articles and 4 online articles written by Palestinian and Israeli writers. A comparison was then made on the discourses used by both parties. The study found that similar forms of racial discourse to justify their feelings of prejudice of each other were used in political speeches and online texts. While the discourse of power was obvious in the political speeches, the discourse of prejudice was amplified in the online newspapers and articles.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4117/50066
Uncontrolled Keywords: Racial Discourse, Ideology, Political Speech, Online Text
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr Lilisuriani Latif
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 11:09
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 11:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50066

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