Article Library / 2016

2016 Annual Assessment

Religious Zionists have also recently become visible is the mainstream media. This phenomenon is part of the Religious Zionist ambition to become part of the Israeli mainstream, and, at the same time, to influence it. It must be noted, however, that the attempt to impact the Israeli mainstream is somewhat more muted in this area than in the political or even the military arenas. While some commentators – e.g. Segal and Emily Amrousi – are ideologically identified, other correspondents, such as Amit Segal are less so.

In order to facilitate its members’ entrance into the media, the Religious Zionist community has developed programs and schools that provide training in cinema and electronic media. The contemporary openness to Religious Zionist correspondents and commentators is apparently connected to the policy of increased multi-culturalism and pluralism in the electronic media.20