Remembering JFK, Remembering Rabin – How Americans, Israelis and their Media Deal with Loss

Published on Haaretz

One year ago, Americans and the US media marked two tragic anniversaries; 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the one-year mark of the Sandy Hook School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. The broadcast onslaught was profoundly American in style and substance, serving as a sharp contrast with the Israeli media’s codes of mourning. (This year, the 51st anniversary, there was minimal mention of JFK.)

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