Alexandra Herfroy-MischlerHebrew University of Jerusalem and the Harry S.Truman research institute for the Advancement of Peace · Journalism and Communication
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Alexandra Herfroy-Mischler currently works at the Journalism and Communication, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Harry S.Truman research institute for the Advancement of Peace. Alexandra's research interests are : Journalism Practices and Political Communication with an emphasis on transitional justice/ conflict resolution, intelligence and counter-terrorism.
October 2012 - present
- I lecture on Media, Agenda Setting and Reporting of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as well as in Transitional Justice in Europe and Middle-East
September 2012 - present
The Harry S. Truman Reseach Institute for the Advancement of Peace
- Research Associate
- My research focuses on Journalism Practices and Political Communication with an emphasis on transitional justice/ conflict resolution, intelligence and counter-terrorism.
September 2013 - September 2014
The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace
Field of study
- Intelligence/ Counter Terrorism
September 2012 - September 2013
Smart Family Institute of Communications
Field of study
Utilizing the 2014 Israeli-Palestinian failed peace negotiations, this study examines the relationship between blame agency, the national identity of a newspaper, and the type of newspaper. To do so, we collected all news and opinion pieces from six newspapers representing broadsheet and tabloid newspapers from Israel, Palestine, and the United Sta...
you can view the results presented in the following conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MglNW9rxeqQ&t=2596s
Based on a visual, verbal and aural quantitative and qualitative content analysis of the 62 execution videos produced by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during its first year of existence (2014–2015), the aim of this research is to further the understanding of the inherent nature of the narratives spread by ISIL execution videos and...
To understand the relationship between ethical basis of blame, framing and its impact on future negotiations in protracted conflicts, we examined the blame occurrences (n = 721) in written press coverage of the 2014 Israeli–Palestinian and the 2016 Syrian Civil War mediation efforts. Through quantitative and qualitative analyses, our study found th...
This article offers a bottom-up understanding of the media strategy employed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as it relates to the production and dissemination of its hostage execution videos. Through an empirical analysis of sixty-two videos of executions produced by ISIL in the year following its establishment as the “Islamic St...
This article examines the role of national and international journalism practices during and after the Holocaust transitional justice process, based on a comparative study of press agency coverage of Switzerland’s neutrality during World War II investigated from the mid-1990s. By studying the transitional justice process (1995–2002), and the 11 yea...
This article is a response to theoretical and methodological gaps witnessed in both journalism and intelligence literature. The goal of this research is to better our understanding of journalistic practices when covering intelligence-related events. National and international news agencies' coverage of the failed Mossad operation in Bern in 1998 se...
This chapter examines the consequences of a public apology that is neither adequately formulated nor delivered in a timely manner. Further to research that scrutinizes the importance of the context, timing and perception of the ritual of apology in the global arena, as well as the chronological importance of the apology in transitional justice, my...
In this research, the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict is assessed within the framework of Transitional Justice, a field that deals with periods of major political change; transition from oppression and injustice to democracy and justice. An adjusted version of John Torpey’s model (2003) of transitional justice is proposed to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The proposition highlights the importance of communicating history as a first step towards restoring justice. Using the public opinion of 48 Palestinians and Israelis, the malleability of the model has been evaluated and results showed that: 1. Torpey's Transitional Justice model is perceived to be effective in different chronological order for Palestinians and for Israelis. Moreover, 2. Points of agreement and dissent were highlighted, both, between the two groups and within each group separately. This pointed out the need for an in-group bridging and healing process as part of communicating history, prior to proceeding to the main process of Transitional Justice. This paper aims to shed light upon these two challenges in order to raise awareness of the difficulties that should not be ignored in order to engage thoughtfully in Transitional Justice.
In partnership with the French CNRS I research the narrative spread by execution videos produced by Daesh since 2014. It allow me to identify their political and religious agenda as well as their various audience segmentation tactics.