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Conflict in Israel & Palestine


Jonathan Katz, as far as I’m concerned, expertly sums up the moral calculus:

While watching these events unfold from afar, I try to keep two related things in mind. One, as the British journalist Jake Hanrahan astutely tweeted this afternoon, this is “not a football match.” It is not a morality play conducted for our amusement. The horror one rightly feels at the trampling of Palestinian lives and rights should not be assuaged by the suffering of civilians in Tel Aviv or West Jerusalem. Hamas has no more monopoly on resistance to Israeli occupation or apartheid than Netanyahu’s Likud Party and its ethnonationalist allies do on the fight for the survival of Jews. Both can and must be opposed.

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