Publications

2010
Meital Balmas and Tamir Sheafer. 2010. “Candidate image in election campaigns: attribute agenda setting, affective priming, and voting intentions.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Pp. 204. Publisher's Version
Israeli public diplomacy surrounding the disengagement from Gaza and the general elections in the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 2005 reflects a problematic misconstruction of Israel’s messages in English regarding its relations with the Palestinians. Based on content analysis of official documents, such as official announcements, press releases, and speeches by Israeli government officials (the PM and the foreign ministry), we point to the incompleteness of Israeli public messages aimed at non-Hebrew speakers in terms of major framing functions. Incorporating narrative analysis, we further claim that the problem of missing framing functions is part of a larger problem of misconstruction of the state’s foreign policy narrative. At the core of this problem lies a discontinuity between the definition of the problem faced by Israel, the characterization of those who are responsible for the problem, and the proposed solutions to the problem. While the definition of the problem tends to res
Tamir Sheafer and Shira Dvir-Gvirsman. 2010. “The spoiler effect : framing attitudes and expectations toward peace.” Journal of Peace Research, Pp. 205. Publisher's Version