JFK vs. Rabin: How America and Israel remember
The media coverage of anniversaries in the U.S. and Israel reveals how differently each country relates publicly to tragedy and loss.
As the holiday season arrived, Americans and the U.S. 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.
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