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A Critical Discourse Analysis of Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014

Diana Yehya Abu Khaled
Published 31 March 2020

Abstract

In this research, the researcher investigates the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 29, 2014. The main purpose behind this research is analyzing the language used in Netanyahu's speech. The researcher highlights how ideology influenced Netanyahu's speech using qualitative research and by applying critical discourse analysis. CDA's purpose was to expose how language use in the analyzed speech manipulated power and ideology. The main method of CDA used in the analysis was Discourse Historical Approach, argumentation strategies and the role of social factors. The researcher adopted DHA by Wodak (2009) with focusing on the taxonomy of social actor representation by Van Leeuwen (2008). The findings of the study revealed how language used By Netanyaho reflects the agenda and the ideology of his policy.

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