[Marxism] Fwd: Morality and hypocrisy over Palestine and Syria - Al Jazeera English

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Oct 15 07:01:59 MDT 2016

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 
Palestinian cause.

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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