A rich variety of humoristic memes was spread during the 2014 military conflict in Gaza by Israeli WhatsApp and Facebook groups, as well as various Internet sites. This study focuses on a selection of popular memes from this corpus, which deals with the difficulty of understanding and controlling the balance of power characterizing the geocultural landscape of Israel. As a popular medium, the meme enables us to examine the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through new eyes, as a contemporary (rather than historical) struggle over the realization of autonomous routines. It reflects not only threatening feelings such as fear, anger, and frustration but also the local longing for an “overview” or a way in which to better know and understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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- Language and Linguistics
- Linguistics and Language
- Literature and Literary Theory