DAVID AND GOLIATH:
ISRAEL’S BIBLICAL IMAGE USURPED BY THE PALESTINIANS
DESCRIPTION: If you control the image, you control the historical narrative. Imagery and the narrative are critical to understanding what helps shape American-Middle East foreign policy. Using mainstream American print publications, Green has designed an innovative web presentation that visually frames the iconic Middle East imagery from the early decades of the 20th- Century through 2012. The audience will be encouraged to contribute to the two-way dialogue and participants will be challenged to think differently about a complex problem. Western civilization has been oriented to psychologically support the “underdog.” Because of the imagery that Life, Time and Newsweek have used to frame the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, grassroots American public opinion relates to the complexity of the troubled Holy Land.
- Concept of nation branding
- The way forward
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Arthur Green was a former Senior US Information Agency Foreign Service Officer and his work over 40 years in the diplomatic corps put him at the nexus of Middle East foreign policy and the international foreign media community. He served in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Doha, and consulted at both US Central Command and US Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa. He characterizes himself as a State Department/Middle East Bureau non-Arabist and lends his considerable expertise to the pro-Israel advocacy community to level the public diplomacy playing field.
|3:45 pm – 5:30
Wednesdays, January 23, 30; February 6, 13
Hillel: Levine-Weinberger Jewish Life Center - Golden Pavilion
$34 member / $54 non-member