News Media’s Role in Corrupting the Meaning of Anti-Semitism

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INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.

Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed David Dozier who is a leading media authority.

On Dec. 5, the House GOP powered through a resolution declaring that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. The vote was 311 to 14 with 92 congressmen abstaining. Those abstaining included eight of the 24 Jewish congress members. The news media continue to do a poor job of clarifying what these words mean. Anti-Semitism. Anti-Zionism. Opposition to the current Israeli government. These are interrelated but distinct. Anti-Semitism is “prejudice against or hatred of Jews,” according to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Zionism is “the movement for the self-determination and statehood for the Jewish people in their ancestral homeland,” according to the Anti-Defamation League. Opposition to the current Israeli government takes many forms from many quarters. The surprise Oct. 7 attack by Hamas on Israeli civilians and the Israeli war on Gaza galvanized opposition inside Israel. A late Oct. poll showed 76% of Israelis feel Prime Minister Netanyahu should resign. Semantic distortions are rooted in competing narratives about Israel. Until recently, the dominant one in the U.S. was a pro-Zionist, pro-Israeli government narrative. It asserts that Israel is the ancestral home of Jews. Israel is a vibrant democracy surrounded by hostile Muslim theocracies that want to destroy Israel. A competing narrative states that Muslims and Christians also claim the Holy Land (especially Jerusalem) as home. This narrative sees Israel as a white European colony imposed by other whites in 1948 on the 950,000 Arabs already living there. About 80% were expelled or fled. This competing narrative is widely endorsed by Arabs, Muslims and many Europeans, as well as younger Americans and persons of color. (DavidDozierBooks.com).

 

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David Dozier (DavidDozierBooks.com) is the author of the novel, The California Killing Field. He is a professor emeritus in the School of Journalism & Media Studies, San Diego State University. He’s an internationally recognized expert on communication management and public relations.

According to USA Business Radio, “David Dozier is a scholar of public relations and communication management, professor emeritus in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University, and author of The California Killing Field. He says fake news has become a phenomenon, political campaigns use the tactic to influence voters, and that it’s perplexing that a conspiracy-based group such as QAnon has gained national attention.

Kevin Price and David Dozier are doing a multi-part series on this important topic that will be on many different platforms, as well as on radio. Keep an eye out for the series throughout the Price of Business Digital Network and USA Business Radio.

 

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