This week’s episode of Up Close shows how perceptions can be shaped, and often misinterpreted, by the media.
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, explains why he stayed in the room for the speech of an Iranian official at a recent conference in Munich, and why that does not mean Israel has warmed to the new Iranian regime, despite media reports claiming it has.
We also hear from NPR Reporter David Folkenflik about Rupert Murdoch’s unusual media empire and his new book, “Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.”
And finally, despite the current tensions on the world stage, relations between Jews and Muslims have not always been so strained. Princeton University professor emeritus Mark Cohen discusses his section of the very large book “A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations,” challenging accepted notions about that history and its impact on the present day.
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