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Israelis against the war in Gaza

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An image that is almost invisible in the Western media: Israelis protesting against the war in Gaza. Is it because the Israeli peace movement is so insignificant that it is not worth reporting about it? Or is it rather a way of manufacturing consent for the war in Gaza by making it appear a natural move with universal support; something no Israeli would dare to criticise?

Peace now for Arabs and Jews

A Jerusalem Post article from December 30 (before the ground invasion started) gives an overview over the activities of the peace movement in Israel and its stance toward the army’s activities in Gaza. It sums up the campaigns of Meretz and Peace Now as moderate criticism of the army (“no anger of fury at the government yet”), while advocating diplomatic alternatives and pointing out the dangers of getting stuck in Gaza.

Photo from guardian.com, found here.

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Written by henrik

January 4, 2009 at 2:53 pm

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