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Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd (April 1992)
By: Bat-Ami Zucker (Author)
The purpose of this study is to examine the American public's reaction to US aid policy toward Israel as reflected in the editorial pages of two American newspapers. The study describes and analyzes press reaction to events in the Middle East at critical stages of the evolving relationship within the context of broader regional and international systems. These findings aim to provide an understanding of the attitudes towards Israel that prevailed in America during the period examined. 'The New York Times' and 'The Washington Post' were singled out because they are considered to be two of America's most prestigious and influential papers both in the United States and abroad. In order to achieve an evaluation of these papers' attitudes toward US aid policy vis-a-vis Israel, every editorial and commentary that appeared in each paper during the period from 1948 to 1973 has been examined.