Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Israel spin doctors move to exploit Orlando massacre

"The effort to tie Palestinians in particular and Muslims more generally to the Orlando massacre is part of a long-standing campaign by Israel and its supporters to present Palestinian resistance as part of a bigger “jihad” against “the West,” rather than being a response to Israel’s violent occupation and colonization. Israel then presents itself as the vanguard of this civilized West faced with alleged Islamic barbarism. This war of civilizations narrative suits Israel because it absolves it of any responsibility to change its behavior toward Palestinians." (thanks Amir)