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email cgohmnetrovercomtitle Media Representations of Judaism and IslamIn this century there have been countless conflicts involving the people of Judaism and those of Islam The Holocaust in World War II the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the hostilities of the Palestinians towards the Israelites are all examples of such conflict The media is especially involved in the portrayal of these two nations as the events that go on in the Near-East have many sympathizers The media especially the local Toronto Star feeds off of the JewMuslim predicament This representation is totally contrary to the historical view of these two religions According to academic texts both nations are peaceful and down-to-earth However as will be seen the media does nothing to support these ideals Jews and Muslims these words are common in both newspapers and tabloid articles They are abundant in nature but the one common theme for both parties is political instability The governments for each society are both in turmoil fearing revolt and the violence that stems from it The main issue being addressed is the fight over complete land ownership in Israel the Jewish control of the Gaza Strip and West Bank and the Palestinian demand for an independent state Toronto Star January 27 1997 A11 has only added to the tension between the two parties One perspective from the articles is that the Jews are asking for too much and giving little in return The opposition Labor party in Israel said We in the Labor have given up the dream of rolling back the settlements Toronto Star January 27 1997 A11 Israel wants to lay claim to the Gaza strip and West Bank and their only offering to the people of Palestine is to re-instate Palestinian jobs This is evident in The Toronto Star when it statesIsrael plans to deport tons of thousands of foreign workers this year and reinstate 45000 Palestinian laborers whose jobs they took Toronto Star January 22
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