Richard Landes: Pallywood

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Richard Landes, is an American historian and author with a unique focus on medieval millennial thinking. In this episode we talk about Pallywood. A term professor Landes has coined.

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”Pallywood” is a term that has been used to describe a perceived phenomenon involving the manipulation of media and the staging of events by Palestinians, particularly in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The term is a portmanteau of ”Palestinian” and ”Hollywood,” suggesting that Palestinians are using media, including photographs and videos, to create propaganda or manipulate public perception of events in their favor. In this endeavor they have plenty of help from Western media who gladly pay for their action packed pictures. The west is all to ready to believe anything as long as it portrays the Jewish state as evil.

The term ”Pallywood” allege that Palestinians stage or exaggerate incidents, such as casualties or confrontations, for media attention and to generate sympathy for their cause. Their actions lead to a distorted or biased portrayal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the media.

Critics of the concept argue that it is often used to dismiss legitimate grievances and portray Palestinians as deceitful or manipulative. Proponents of the term claim that it highlights instances of media manipulation and the need for critical analysis of information coming from conflict zones.

Israel has since 7/10 provided evidence that “Palestinian” “Journalists” participated in the attack and helped spread video of the atrocities as a part of Hamas propaganda efforts.

In general, discussions related to ”Pallywood” are highly politicized, and opinions on the extent and significance of media manipulation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict vary widely. So I thought it would be interesting to talk with the man who is credited with inventing the term Pallywood.

Richard Landes is an academic powerhouse. His early works delved into hagiography, the writing or study of the lives of saints or other holy individuals, especially in the context of religious traditions. Hagiographies are biographical accounts or narratives that focus on the virtues, miracles, and religious achievements of these revered figures. Landes have – among other things – translated the vita of Saint Martial and exploring the life of the scribe and forger Adémar de Chabannes.

For many years, Richard Landes was a distinguished professor in the Department of History at Boston University, where he also served as the director of Boston University’s Center for Millennial Studies. In 2015, he embarked on a new adventure, becoming a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Communication at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel.

What truly sets Richard apart is his specialization in millennial thinking in the Middle Ages, particularly around the pivotal year 1000. In 2000, he made history himself by publishing what was considered the first encyclopedia on millennial movements in Europe, the Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements.

Richard Landes is a scholar who’s not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom and explore the fascinating realms of history, culture, and politics. I urge you to watch his short documentary Pallywood on Vimeo.

Here is Richard Landes – Enjoy!

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Linnea Karlsson
Linnea Karlsson
5 månader sedan

Skulle inte länken till ”Pollywood” finnas i beskrivningen här? Jag hittar inte.

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