[Marxism] Fwd: Morality and hypocrisy over Palestine and Syria - Al Jazeera English
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By Sharif Nashashibi, an award-winning journalist and analyst on Arab
The Palestine solidarity movement is facing an unprecedented internal
crisis, brought about not by the conflict with Israel but by the war in
Syria. The latter has caused divisions that are arguably deeper and more
damaging than those over how to realise Palestinian rights and aspirations.
While the effects of Palestinian political infighting have remained
largely domestic, the fissures over Syria have taken on a global
dimension, and created unparalleled hostility among supporters of the
In that respect, while the popular uprising against the regime of Bashar
al-Assad was not linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the
five-year Syrian war is now arguably the biggest influencer of the one
next door, which has festered for almost 70 years.
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