Dalia Gavriely-Nuri

Prof. Dalia Gavriely-Nuri

Research Fellow
Dalia  Gavriely-Nuri

Research Abstract

"The Normalization of the Territories’ Occupation: The Birth of the Israeli Discourse1967"

The goal of this proposal is to characterize the beginning of the consolidation of the Israeli public discourse regarding the occupied territories immediately following the Six Days War. This proposal will combine two fields of research: A. The research of conflict and peace discourse: the study will complete a series of studies on the Israeli war and peace discourse. B. Peace education. The study will add to a wide array of scholarship on the positions, beliefs, and values that pertain to war and occupation in the Israeli public discourse.  

The study adopts the Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) approach which attempt to expose the biases in the discourse that supports the perpetuation of power relations and the abuse of power including the use of military force. This approach has become, over the last decade, a central theme of peace and war discourse research. As such, it can provide a variety of new perspectives and theory/methodology-related insights for the research of the Israeli war/peace discourse.

CDA of the Israeli occupation discourse includes the study of the various linguistic, semantic, rhetorical and cultural-political elements that comprise the discourse. CDA researchers have noticed a wide variety of discursive strategies that serve to make the discourse biased. Among them: euphemization, and naturalization. Analysis of the discourse in this period will thus make it possible to identify the biases in the discourse that serve to instill political views that support the perpetuation of the conflict. Peace/war discourse research with a wide cross-section of public discourse, including dailies, Knesset protocols and biographies, might be of practical and theoretical value for peace education, peace research, and overall peacemaking in the region.

List of publications

• (2013). The Normalization of War in the Israeli Discourse. Lexington Books.  Rowman & Littlefield Education, Lanham, Maryland.
• (2012). ‘Peace’ In Israeli Political Discourse. The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research. Tel Aviv University (In Hebrew).

Publication in refereed journals

1. (2008). The 'Metaphorical Annihilation' of the Second Lebanon War (2006) from the Israeli Political Discourse. Discourse and Society 19: 5-20.(2006) Israel’s Cultural Code of Captivity and the Personal Stories of Yom Kippur War POWs. Armed Forces and Society 33: 94-105.(2010). 2. The Idiosyncratic Language of Israeli 'Peace' - A Cultural Approach to Critical Discourse Analysis (CCDA)Discourse and Society 21 (5): 1-21.
3. (2010). Rainbow, Snow, and the Poplar's Song: The 'Annihilative Naming' of Israeli Military Practices. Armed Forces and Society 36 (5): 825-846.
4. (2010). If Both Opponents 'Extend Hands in Peace' Why Don’t They Meet? - Mythic Metaphors and Cultural Codes in the Israeli Peace Discourse. Journal of Language and Politics 9 (3) 449-468. (Republished in: Wodak, R. (2013). Critical Discourse Analysis. London: Sage Publications). (2012). Cultural Approach to Critical Discourse Analysis. Critical Discourse Studies 9 (1): 77-85.3. Gavriely-Nuri, Dalia and Lachover, Einat (2012). How to Reframe The Past As A Cosmopolitan Past - Israeli Obituaries In Daily Haaretz. Journal of Communication Theory 22: 48–65.
5.  (Forthcoming). Collective Memory as a Metaphor. Memory Studies.
6. Gavriely-Nuri, Dalia and Balas, Tiki (2010). 'Annihilating Framing': How Israeli Television Framed Wounded Soldiers during the Second Lebanon War (2006). Journalism 11(4): 409-423.
7.  (2009) Friendly Fire: War-Normalizing Metaphors in the Israeli Political Discourse. Journal of Peace Education 6 (2): 153–169.
8. Einat Lachover and Gavriely-Nuri, Dalia (Forthcoming). Israeli Stamps 1948-2010: Between Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism. Israel Affairs. (Published online: 1 May 2013).
9. (2012). Cultural Codes and Military Ethics –The Israeli Leadership and the POWs in 1973 War. Journal of Multicultural Discourses 7 (3): 213-226.
10.  (Forthcoming). Saying 'Peace', Going to 'War' - Peace in the Service of the Israeli Just-War Rhetoric. Critical Discourse Studies.
11. (2012). War-Normalizing Dialogue (WND) in Dialogue in Politics, Lawrence N. Berlin and Anita Fetzer (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins (in the series: Dialogue Studies), 221-241.
12.  Lachover, Einat and Gavriely-Nuri, Dalia (2011). Requiem to Nationalism? Shaping a collective Israeli identity through obituaries. Global Media: Mediterranean Edition 6(1): 24-39. 
14.  (2009) 'It is not the Heroes Who Need this, but the Nation' - The Latent Power of Military Decorations in Israel, 1948-2005. Journal of Power 2 (3): 403-421.
15.  Gavriely-Nuri, Dalia, Hagar Lahav and Nirit Topol (2008). Women's Representation in the Israeli Press during the Yom Kippur War (1973).  Global Media: Mediterranean Edition 3 (1).
16. (2007)  The Social Construction of Jerusalem of Gold as an Unofficial Anthem, Israel Studies 12 (2): 104-120.
17.  (2006) Israel’s Cultural Code of Captivity and the Personal Stories of Yom Kippur War POWs Armed Forces and Society 33: 94-105.

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