Israel’s disinformation playbook: Delay, deflect, deny

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From: The Listening Post

Israel falls back on its media manipulation tactics after the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh attracts global attention. Plus, Putin v Zelenskyy; the optics game.

Israel’s denial and disinformation surrounding the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh came as no surprise to Palestinians familiar with the Israeli playbook – the one it uses to deflect, delay and avoid accountability. It has the effect of muddying the waters, obscuring what, to those on the ground, is crystal clear: that Israel systematically targets Palestinian journalists for doing their jobs.

Contributors:
Shourideh Molavi – Palestine-Israel researcher, Forensic Architecture
Omar Shakir – Israel and Palestine director, Human Rights Watch
Joshua Leifer – Contributing editor, Jewish Currents

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Published On 21 May 2022

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