Author Archives: Rebecca L. Stein

About Rebecca L. Stein

Rebecca L. Stein is the author of the forthcoming book (with Adi Kuntsman): Selfie Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age.

How Israel militarized social media

Is Israel losing the media war? In the last few days, as Israel continues its bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian death tools continues to mount, this question has consumed the global media. And most have agreed: in the age of social media, with abundant mobile technologies in the hands of Gaza Palestinians and their global supporters, the Israeli state-sponsored media strategy has failed. What’s been lost in this coverage – in this story of surprise — is the history of the Israel’s army presence on social media.

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An all-consuming occupation

On June 6, 2012, the Jerusalem Development Authority launched its fourth annual Jerusalem Festival of Light in the Old City. The tourist festival was arguably a fitting tribute to the 45th anniversary of the occupation. Dating back to 1967, tourism has been a crucial avenue by which Israeli civilians experienced their status as occupiers.

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