By excluding Palestinian voices from Jerusalem debate, cable news avoided addressing Israeli rights abuses

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article by Dina Sayedahmed and Zaid Jilani was published by The Intercept on December 14, 2017.

“Palestinian voices were largely absent from American cable news’ coverage of President Donald Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By turning to their stable of regular political commentators to weigh in on the unprecedented move, the three major news networks – CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News – excluded those most impacted by the decision and avoided difficult questions about Israeli rights abuses, Palestinian human rights lawyers and activists say.”

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