Fake News! The View from Israel's Occupation. Palestine Foundation. November 22, 2017
This talk focuses on Israeli efforts to repudiate state violence against Palestinians by means of an accusation of fraudulence (“fake news!”). The claim has a long history in the Israeli context and in colonial contexts more generally. Dr. Stein focuses on how this now ubiquitous global charge of fakery, with its very long colonial history, is being mobilized by Israeli state officials and right-wing publics to perform an important kind political work: to disavow Palestinian victims and Israeli perpetrators. Or such is the hope.