The West Bank border between Israel and Palestine. The change of opinion on the border from 2002 to 2018

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This research has studied opinion articles on the border between Israel and Palestine on the West Bank of the Arutz Sheva newspaper, a self-proclaimed pro-Israel newspaper. The focus of this research was on the change of opinion, as published in the Arutz Sheva opinion articles, between 2002 and 2018 and the frames that were used to support the opinions of the authors. This researched period embodies the period in which the construction of the border started to the point where it is nearly finished, the present. A total of nineteen opinion articles were studied, divided over three blocks of years. The results show a great element of change in the opinions over the years. The opinion on the border between Israel and Palestine on the West Bank has changed a lot throughout the researched years. It went from critiquing a border policy that was too mild and too defensive, to defending that same border policy in order to block the international critiques on the border. This change is due to the passing of time and external events and influences.
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