SESSION FOUR - WORDS MATTER


SESSION FOUR - WORDS MATTER

Research Assignment Conversation: Each participant will share with the group their experience in conducting their oral histories based on their assignment research.  Where they did their research, how their initial contacts were made and what they learned.

Session Four Topic: The discussion will examine how media reports the conflict and will examine words and phrases that perpetuate stereotyping.  Also discussed with be the regional definitions of ethnic identity:  is Judaism a religion, an identity, a nationality.  Is being Palestinian a geographic definition, a culture or nationalistic identity? 

Research Assignment: Select one major news event in Israeli/Palestine relations between January, 2019 and today. Find a minimum of four print articles or social media postings. Compose a short essay examining implied or explicit bias found in the identifying wording in the articles.