Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Jerusalem Syndrome

News of Israel/Palestine in the last few weeks has mostly concerned violence in Jerusalem.  Typically this has been de-contextualised, so that the murder of rabbis is not placed alongside Jewish-Israeli attacks on Palestinians, or the scandalous ethnic policies pursued by Israel for many years in the planning of the whole city and in the illegally-annexed eastern part of the city in particular.

Here is a report on the overall picture in the month of November, from Mondoweiss:

Report: Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians, arrested 650, during month of November

Nathan Thrall's essay in the London Review of Books helps to frame this situation rather more carefully and honestly:

Rage in Jerusalem



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