Bad News From Israel

by Philo, Greg


The book does a very good job of summarising for the reader the complex historical background to present day Israel. It covers a lot of ground in a clear and readable manner and is particularly good at airing different views about the Arab-Israeli conflict. (Professor Avi Shlaim, University of Oxford)

A remarkable book, very comprehensive, with an innovative approach and full of interesting examples. It is convincing and very useful not only for researchers but for the general public as well. (Professor Lucrecia Escudero Chauvel, Universités de Lille III and Paris VIII)

Bad News from Israel reveals remarkable levels of ignorance about why things are as they are. What’s more, the analysis offered here strongly suggests that the media are intimately linked to the perpetuation of this unhappy situation. (Professor Frank Webster, City University, London)

This superb study … [blends] together material on what the media do, why they do it, and how their modes of reporting affect public knowledge and interest. (Professor Edward S. Herman, University of Pennsylvannia)

Coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is often dangerously superficial. Bad News from Israel is a strong contribution to scholarship and public debate. (Professor John D.H. Downing, Southern Illinois University)

This volume is a must-read for those journalists and media critics who are tired of the same old debates about objectivity, and wish to move onto more sophisticated questions about how media bias actually works to alter public perceptions of important issues. (The Republic)

Philo and Berry have torn away the veil that has long obscured fair and objective reporting of the region. (Vertigo)

… superb … Like all the Glasgow University Media Group’s work, this is scholarship of the highest standard: it makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the conflict (Will Podmore)

About the Author

Greg Philo is a Professor at Glasgow University, and Research Director of the Glasgow Media Group. He is the author with Mike Berry of More Bad News from Israel (Pluto, 2011).

Mike Berry is Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham and, with Greg Philo, is the author of Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories (Pluto, 2006) and Bad News from Israel (Pluto, 2004).