Date of Thesis
When, on August 13, 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced it was normalizing relations with the state of Israel, few could have predicted the effects it would have. However, since the Emirati decision, three other Arab countries - Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco - have reached agreements with Tel Aviv to normalize relations. Such events are a sharp divergence from the status quo and thus, this thesis examines, through the application of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and analyzed through a constructivist framework, how three Arab media sources - Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, and Al-Mayadeen - discuss and represent these normalization agreements. By the end of this paper, it should be clear not only the role these Arab media sources serve in the geopolitical context of the region but also how recent normalization agreements have affected an Arab consensus, as explained by constructivism, regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Normalization Agreements, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Arab Media, Constructivism, Critical Discourse Analysis
Bachelor of Arts
Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
Minor, Emphasis, or Concentration
Forester, Rylan L., "Arab Media's Representation of Arab-Israeli Normalization Agreements" (2021). Honors Theses. 564.