U. S. Aid to Israel and Its Reflection in the New York Times and the Washington Post 1948-1973. The Pen, the Sword, and the Middle East
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With the assistance of the Faculty for Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
The study describes and analyzes the press's reaction to the events in the Middle East at critical stages of the evolving relationship within the context of the broader regional and international systems. These findings are crucial to understanding the attitudes toward Israel that prevailed in America during the period examined. The New York Times and The Washington Post were singled out because they are considered the most prestigious and influential papers both in the United States and abroad. In order to achieve a comprehensive evaluation of these papers' attitudes toward U.S. aid policy vis-a-vis Israel, every editorial and commentary that appeared in each paper during the entire period was examined.
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