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Antisemitism in the media: varying trends

Antisemitism in the media: varying trends

Prof. Meir Litvak, Dr. Esther Webman

In modern times, the media has become a powerful tool in shaping the collective consciousness. It is therefore extremely interesting to see how antisemitic discourse is expressed and transmitted in the various types of media active in the Arab and Islamic world today.


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