Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Why Media, Women, and Children Cry in Palestine: The Case Study of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in May 2021

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316307,
        author={Muhammad Thaufan Arifuddin},
        title={ Why Media, Women, and Children Cry in Palestine: The Case Study of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in May 2021},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={critical discourse analysis media post-zionism representation revisionism},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316307}
    }
    
  • Muhammad Thaufan Arifuddin
    Year: 2022
    Why Media, Women, and Children Cry in Palestine: The Case Study of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in May 2021
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316307
Muhammad Thaufan Arifuddin1,*
  • 1: Department of Communication, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Andalas University, West Sumatra, Indonesia, Indonesia
*Contact email: thaufan@soc.unand.ac.id

Abstract

This study determines the politics of revisionist-Zionism and the limitations of global media in representing gender issues, particularly in the May crisis 2021. Based on the exploratory case study method that utilized post-Zionism literature and critical discourse analyzes on media reports on May crisis 2021, it is argued that the fake history, misinterpretation of religion, and contemporary Zionist-revisionist politics have contributed to the Israeli settler colonialism that led to the gender invisibility placing Palestinian women and their children under longstanding adversity and serial violence. This crisis has continued politically and developed into bloody wars that increased women's suffering and significantly neglected the fair gender issues in the public debate and media reports. As a result, although the media have regularly reported civilian casualties of women and children in the conflict, unfortunately, the Israeli-Palestinian war has been oddly protracted, as shown by the 2021 Israel-Palestine crisis. This study strongly suggested enlarging an international social media campaign against the Israeli occupation, facilitating political change at the international level and internal Israel and Palestine to go beyond the political conservatism, and initiating a democratic socialist state for the Palestinians and Israelis.