Playing with Information: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the Russian Press

Dmitry Strovsky, Ron Schleifer

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This article examines how the modern Russian press covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both historically and currently. Since print media are some of the most popular sources of information in Russia, such analysis helps us understand the media's priorities in presenting the conflict to Russian society. The article focuses on the inherently manipulative, albeit hidden, essence and layout of this material, which increases the likelihood of information bias. While the quality of the reporting on this conflict demonstrates the proximity of contemporary Russian media to the interests of the country's ruling powers, it also provides opportunities for the government to influence its audience's comprehension of Middle East politics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-122
Number of pages18
JournalMiddle East Policy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2021


  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • Middle East politics
  • Russian media
  • manipulation
  • terrorism

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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