“Intense religious nationalism, chauvinistic violence, and law-bounded racial particularism have completely destroyed the carefully cultivated image of a secular, progressive Israel.”
Decades of Palestinian solidarity were subjected to a fierce cultural backlash, particularly in Britain, where it was bundled with centrist efforts to retake the Labour Party.
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“From the viewpoint of the ruling elite, the convergence of a language used to describe domestic US racism and foreign policy objectives is pernicious.”
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Of course, all war-related deaths are tragic. But the discrepancy in casualties highlights the problem of media discourses which present the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as “complex”.
Source Direct: Israel-Palestine: Simplicity & Complexity
“This is only the beginning of what could prove an explosive few years. That’s the message from Kenmure Street.”
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Reporting of the Middle East has always been a study in the art of euphemism as propaganda. So perhaps it’s little wonder that people have a jaundiced idea of what’s at stake.
Source Direct: Palestine – Euphemism as Propaganda
“There are of course things that any government, even those lacking many formal foreign policy powers, can do to help the Palestinians.”
Analysis: Palestine, protest and complicity – which way forward in Scotland?
Sadly, our planet is plagued by “humanitarian” disasters. But Palestinians specifically deserve our solidarity because here our complicity is larger, historically but most especially today. And thus our political agency is more meaningful and potentially more effective.
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“Political punditry has often castigated Netanyahu over his efforts to give a legal basis to the de facto annexation reality on the ground; but will all this condemnation by the political establishment make any difference or is it just the usual lip-service to satisfy their conscience and to save face?”