The Sacrifice of the Sons: Framing a Media Pseudo-event
April 30, 2003 | Mira Moshe, Ruth Amir
The 2003 election campaign was highlighted by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's press conference in response to a leak regarding an ongoing police investigation. The live broadcast was cut off by the chairman of the Central Election Committee, Judge Mishael Cheshin. The judge's argument was that the speech was unlawful since it contained political propaganda. This brought to the fore the symbolic relationships between fathers and their offspring in politics.